The Council would like to applaud both David Perdue and Jack Kingston on a hard fight for Georgia’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Perdue only led Kingston by approximately 8,000 votes, giving him 51 percent of the vote. Perdue will face-off with Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, in November’s election.
In the race for the District 11 GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives, a seat currently held by Rep. Phil Gingrey, State Senator Barry Loudermilk captured 66% of the votes to defeat Bob Barr for the Republican nominee.
In two important State Senate races, State Senator Incumbent Jack Murphy was defeated by Michael Williams for District 27. And in a race to replace State Senator Don Balfour, Lawrenceville Councilman P.K. Martin defeated former Gwinnett County Commissioner Michael Beaudreau for Senate District 9.
In a neck-to-neck runoff, Richard Woods defeated Michael Buck for Republican nominee for Georgia School Superintendent. Woods will face the Democrat nominee Valarie Wilson in the general election.
We would also like to congratulate Acworth Alderman Bob Weatherford on his victory against Bill Byrne in the runoff for Cobb County Board of Commissioners. An Alderman for 12 years, Weatherford will be instrumental in working for the future of Cobb and its residents.
Below is a quick update on some other major runoff races throughout the state:
- U.S. House District 10 (Republican): Jody Hice defeated Mike Collins
- U.S. House District 1 (Democrat) Brian Reese defeated Amy Tavio
- Georgia State Senate District 16 (Republican): Marty Harbin defeated David Studdard
- Dekalb County Sheriff: Jeff Mann defeated Vernon Jones
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