Cohilas elected as Dougherty Commission chairman

Christopher Cohilas shaking a supporter's hand / Jessica Fairley

Dougherty County has a new commission chair.

It was a close race for Christopher Cohilas. He beat out Gloria Gaines by just over 100 votes.

Cohilas had 51 percent of the votes while Gaines had 49 percent.

Cohilas says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and go after jobs.

"We need quality jobs and so we've got to address certain issues on a foundational level," said Chris Cohilas, Dougherty County Commission Chair Elect.

The votes from the election are unofficial until they are finalized.