Savage at 2020 campaign watch party

Larry Savage, candidate for Cobb chair, talks to supporters at a campaign watch party Tuesday night.

As of midnight Tuesday, Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce led challengers Larry Savage and Ricci Mason in the Republican primary for chairman of the Cobb Board of Commissioners.

The winner of the race will face Democrat Lisa Cupid in November. Cupid is the District 4 commissioner in south Cobb.

With 14,471 votes, Boyce held a large lead over Savage, a retired east Cobb businessman, who earned 5,322 votes and Mason, a retired law enforcement officer, who earned 1,666 votes as of midnight, according to unofficial results from the Cobb Board of Elections.

Boyce attributed his success, in part, to his record.

“I made it very clear that the only endorsement I ever sought was the voters’, and we did everything we could to touch them,” he said before election results were announced, adding that his campaign quickly pivoted from canvassing to phone-banking when the coronavirus put a limit on person-to-person contact.

In an interview before the results came in, Mason said his campaign was hit hard by the coronavirus.

“My goal was to go into neighborhoods, knock on doors, be seen,” Mason said. “Corona just destroyed what I was planning on doing.”

Speaking at an election watch party at Mazzy’s Sports Bar and Grill in east Cobb, Savage said, “There isn’t much that I would second guess” in the event that he loses the race.

Boyce was first elected chair in 2016.

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(9) comments

Butler Reynolds

Mike Boyce and Lisa Cupid. What a choice! Either way, kiss your wallets goodbye Cobb County!

Debbie Fisher

The real question is which one is less liberal and who would do the least harm. We won't recognize Cobb in 2 years


Johanna Williams

Elections have consequences. Boyce is a RINO, who dreams and schemes how to create more taxes and bigger government, with him in his lavishly-decorated office, in charge of all the out-of-control spending. Enjoy!

Donald Edwards

Folks in Cobb have lost their minds if Mike Boyce is the best we can do. Be careful, you might just get what you ask for, high taxes and selective hearing, an affliction of military officers and small boys!

Debbie Fisher


richard plent

Two good candidates either , will keep Cobb Strong and Taxes low. All the complainers here can be characterized as whiners and snowflakes.

Johanna Williams

@richard plent

Congratulations Rich! You have increased your name-calling vocabulary from one word (racist) to now three words.

Debbie Fisher


Tony Rogowski

Dear soon to be ex Chairman Boyce: Just a few weeks ago you were once again quoted as saying you didn’t need the Republican Party or the GRA. That the only people you needed were the voters. Well remember that in November when you get your butt whipped by Lisa Cupid.

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