According to Pike County Chief Registrar Sandi Chamblin, Jarrett claimed 321 votes out of all five precincts plus early voting ballots, with Swift receiving 246 votes.
The results will not be official until at least Friday, since absentee ballots have yet to be added to the total number of votes, Chamblin said. However, she said, the number of absentee votes is not high enough to change the outcome of the election.
“I knew I had a lot of support in the community,” said Jarrett. “Maybe people wanted to give me a chance to see what kind of job I can do.”
Asked what this job may entail, Jarrett said she wants to be fiscally responsible and accessible to people.
“They can call me, and I will listen to their concerns,” she said. “I will do my very best to serve the entire district.”
No Democratic candidate ran for the commissioner seat, which means Jarrett will take office in January.
In the race for District 127 of the Georgia House of Representatives, which includes Pike County as well as parts of Lamar and Upson counties, Republican incumbent Billy Maddox defended his seat against Spencer Price, according to the elections division of the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Maddox received 3,356 votes, or 61.2 percent, over Price’s 2,126 votes.
Maddox was not available for comment.