Andrew Jefferson takes seat being vacated by Bill Lockett

Andrew Jefferson beats Kelby Walker for Bill Lockett's seat.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Andrew Jefferson’s camp began partying as soon as results began pouring in online.

The former Richmond County School Board member took the lead early on and kept it. Jefferson, who was challenged by businessman Kelby Walker, took nearly 65 percent of the vote.

Now Commissioner- elect, Jefferson hopes to tackle economic development in his district and county-wide.

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