The results are in for the special elections Tuesday June 15, 2021 for two Georgia House Districts and Henry County Commission District 3. The two State House Districts 34 and 156, no candidate received at least 50% of the votes which means both are headed for a runoff election to take place in July 2021.
In Cobb County, Republican Devan Seabaugh and Democrat Priscilla Smith emerged from the five-way special election and will face off again next month. South Georgia candidates Leesa Hagan and Wally Sapp, both Republicans, received more votes than the lone Democratic candidate in that race. The winners of the July runoff elections will represent their respective districts during the redistricting proceedings and during the 2022 session before facing voters again.
The seats are open because state Reps. Bert Reeves and Greg Morris resigned from office earlier this year. Reeves, a Marietta Republican, stepped down to take a job at Georgia Tech. Morris, a Vidalia Republican, was elected to the State Transportation Board.
Henry County Commissioner for District 3, Republican Greg Cannon holds onto his seat in the special election with 3,385 votes. The seat became vacant in March after the passing of District 3 Commissioner Gary Barham from COVID-19 complications. Cannon was the choice of Republicans to fill the position temporarily after state legislators earlier this year pushed through legislation that allows the party in control of the seat to name a successor until the special election.
State House District 34
- Devan Seabaugh (R) – 3,337 votes / 47%
- Priscilla Smith (D) – 1,740 votes / 25%
- Sam Hensley Jr. (D) – 1,116 votes / 16%
- David Blinkhorn (R) – 839 votes / 12%
- Chris Neill (L) – 54 votes / 1%
- Total – 7,086 votes
State House District 156
- Leesa Hagan (R) – 2,068 votes / 43%
- Wally Sapp (R) – 2,031 votes / 42%
- Wright Gres (D) – 702 votes / 15%
- Total – 4,801 votes
Henry County Commission District 3
- (I) Charles “Greg” Cannon (R) – 3,385 votes / 72%
- Sarita Dyer (D) – 1,136 votes / 24%
- Briana Clay (D) -165 votes / 4%
- Total – 4,686 votes