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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Some Georgia state legislative races head for June runoff

ATLANTA ( Associated Press) – Georgia state’s one Senate seats and 10 state House seats are headed for a runoff on June 21, as a majority of voters could not choose the party’s nominee on Tuesday.

Banker Mike Hodges and former State House member Jeff Jones will fight for the Republican nomination in Senate District 3 on the Georgia coast, which will include Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glyn and Mackintosh counties, and part of Ware County.

If the current results are through certification, there may be 10 runoff in the House districts:

– Republican incumbent Sherry Gilligan, once a critic of House Speaker David Ralston, has fallen short of a majority in House District 24 in southwestern Forsyth County. The Associated Press says the race is very close to call. If the runoff occurs, Gilligan will face Carter Barrett.

– In House District 28 in North Forsyth and Western Hall counties, a newly opened seat, Republicans Brent Cox and Julie Tressler advanced to a runoff from a six-way primary. The seat was held by Republican Timothy Barr, who lost the congressional primary.

— Republican Derrick McCullum could miss out on a majority in Southern Hall in House District 30 and another race in northeastern Gwynette counties too close to the call. He could be headed for the runoff against Whitney Pimentel.

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— In South Cobb County, Democrats Monica DeLancey and Terry Cummings advanced to a runoff from the five-way primary, seeking a House District 39, which Democrat Erica Thomas retired.

– Republican Betsy Kramer moves to a runoff in House District 50 in the North Fulton town of Johns Creek. Narendra Reddy is ahead for the second spot, although it is too close to the call.

– In House District 61 in southern Fulton and northeastern Douglas Counties, Democratic incumbent Roger Bruce was forced into a runoff. Rashoon Kemp leads for second, although it is too close to the call.

– Democrats Imani Barnes and Jacqueline Adams are in the run for an open seat in House District 86, which extends from Clarkston to southern DeKalb County.

— Democrats Saira Draper and Michelle Schreiner advance to a runoff in House District 90 of southwestern DeKalb County, including parts of Atlanta. The open seat was held by Democrat B. Nguyen, who is running for Secretary of State.And in front of him is the Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams.

– Republicans Lauren Daniels and Noel Kahayan moved into a runoff in House District 117, a newly drawn-out district in Henry and Spalding counties.

– In Glynn County, Republicans Rick Townsend and Bob Duncan went into a runoff in a seat now held by retired Republican Don Hogan.

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In a final race that is very close to the call, Democratic activist Nabilah Islam has a slim majority over State Representative Beth Moore in a two-way contest for the nomination in State Senate District 7 in southwestern Gwynette County.

The officials will certify the total votes and the winners in the coming days.

In other notable results, Republican incumbent Bonnie Rich Gwynette of Suwanee lost parts of Hall and Forsyth counties in House District 100 to fellow Republican incumbent David Clarke of Buford. Rich had led the House redistribution efforts, and thus had lost a district to himself after Clark, who had said he was going down, decided to run again. Clark openly rebelled against Ralston.

A range of other House Republican incumbents, including Martin Momtahan of Dallas and Alan Powell of Hartwell, easily turned right-wing challengers back.

In the Snellville area of ​​Gwinnett County, Democratic incumbent Shelley Hutchinson defeated fellow incumbent Rebecca Mitchell, as the two were drawn together during redistribution.

Similarly, Cochran’s Republican incumbent Danny Mathis defeated Eastman’s incumbent Robert Pruitt when the two were incorporated into a new House District 149, which includes part of Wilkinson, Twigs, Blakely, Dodge County, and Telfair County.

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