Some Georgia state legislative races head to June runoff

A Georgia State Senate seat and up to 10 State House seats head to a June 21 runoff after a majority of voters were unable to choose a party candidate on Tuesday .

Banker Mike Hodges and former State House member Jeff Jones will vie for the Republican nomination in Senate District 3 on the Georgian coast, covering all of Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn and McIntosh counties and part of Ware County.

If current results hold through certification, there could be 10 runoffs in House Districts:

—Incumbent Republican Sheri Gilligan, a sometimes-critic of House Speaker David Ralston, appears to have missed out on a majority in House District 24 in southwest Forsyth County. The Associated Press says the race is too close to announce. Gilligan would face Carter Barrett in the event of a second round.

– In Home District 28 in north Forsyth and west Hall counties, a newly drawn open 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 a congressional primary.

–Republican Derrick McCollum may have missed a majority in the 30th House District in southern Hall and northeast Gwinnett counties in another race too close to call. He could be heading to a second round against Whitney Pimentel.

– In southern Cobb County, Democrats Monica DeLancy and Terry Cummings advanced to a runoff of a five-man primary, seeking House District 39, which was held by the retired Democrat Erica Thomas.

–Republican Betsy Kramer walked into a runoff in the House 50 district in the town of Johns Creek, north of Fulton. Narender Reddy leads for second, although he is too close to be called.

– In House District 61 in southern Fulton and northeast Douglas counties, Democratic incumbent Roger Bruce was forced into a runoff. Rashaun Kemp leads for second, although he is too close to be called.

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

– Democrats Saira Draper and Michelle Schreiner advanced to a runoff in House District 90 in southwestern DeKalb County, including parts of Atlanta. The open seat had been filled by Democrat Bee Nguyen, candidate for secretary of state, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams before her.

– Republicans Lauren Daniel and Noelle Kahaian moved to a runoff in House District 117, a newly drawn district in Henry and Spalding counties.

– In Glynn County, Republicans Rick Townsend and Bob Duncan moved to a runoff in a seat now held by Republican incumbent Don Hogan.

In a final race too close to be announced, Democratic activist Nabilah Islam holds a narrow majority over State Rep. Beth Moore in a two-way contest for the nomination in the state’s Senate District 7 in the South -west of Gwinnett County.

Officials will certify vote totals and winners in the coming days.

In other notable results, Republican incumbent Bonnie Rich of Suwanee lost to fellow Republican incumbent David Clark of Buford in Home District 100 in parts of Gwinnett, Hall and Forsyth counties. Rich had led House’s redistricting efforts and thus lost a district she had carved out for herself after Clark, who said he was quitting, decided to run again. Clark had openly rebelled against Ralston.

A string of other House Republican incumbents, including Martin Momtahan of Dallas and Alan Powell of Hartwell, easily fended off right-wing challengers.

In the Snellville area of ​​Gwinnett County, Democratic incumbent Shelly Hutchinson defeated fellow incumbent Rebecca Mitchell after the two came close together in the redistricting.

Similarly, Republican incumbent Danny Mathis of Cochran defeated incumbent Robert Pruitt of Eastman after the two were drawn into a new House District 149, which includes Wilkinson, Twiggs, Bleckley, Dodge and part counties. of Telfair County.

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