McDONOUGH — One of two Republican candidates in a Henry County Commission runoff is now receiving support from a man he previously defeated.
Former candidate Ken Sherman endorsed Gary W. Barham for the GOP nomination in District III. Barham, a retired public works director for the City of McDonough, will face business owner William L. “Bill” Toney, Jr. in the Aug. 21, runoff.
Barham, Sherman and Toney faced each other in the July 31, Republican primary in District III. Barham and Toney advanced to the Aug. 21, runoff, while Sherman came in third.
Barham said he is excited to have Sherman’s backing in the commission race.
“It is an honor to have him working with us, and I look forward to his input,” said Barham, in a press release issued by his campaign Friday. “Our efforts are to make District III the best place to live in Henry County. We are in need of a common-sense approach to government of the people. As the voice of the people, we’ll not look for tax increases or closed-door politics. Mr. Sherman is a great addition to the campaign, and we welcome him and all his supporters.”
In the general election in November, the winner between Barham and Toney will face Sandra Vincent. The former McDonough councilmember was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
District III Commissioner Randy Stamey did not seek re-election this year.