Julia Hurtado, Democratic Party candidate for Cobb Board of Education District 5, has conceded her race against Republican incumbent David Banks.

With 100 percent of county precincts reporting, Hurtado lost to Banks 53 percent to 47 percent. Hurtado received 25,617 votes while Banks received 28,826 on election day.

This election year was the first Banks has been challenged since running unopposed in 2016.

After a historic election Tuesday, Cobb is now seeing Democrats control the sheriff’s office, the district attorney’s office and hold a majority on the Board of Commissioners.

Despite big wins for the Democratic Party Tuesday in Cobb County, the Republican Party still holds a majority on the county’s Board of Education. All incumbents for the BOE won their races. The only new

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