Georgia Primary Election Results
GEORGIA (WDEF) – Incumbents did very well in the Georgia Primary Election Tuesday night.
In the U.S. Senate race, with 77 percent of the precincts reporting, Democratic candidate Jim Barksdale beat two challengers and will face incumbent Republican Senator Johnny Isakson in November.
In the U.S. House District 14 race, Incumbent Congressman Tom Graves easily beat fellow Republicans Allan Levene and Mickey Tuck. No Democrats ran in the race.
For State Representative District 4, incumbent Bruce Broadrick, Senior beat Kasey Carpenter in the Georgia Primary. Broadrick took 54 percent of the vote.
For State Representative in District 6, Incumbent Tom Dickson will remain in power. Dickson took 50 percent of the vote over challengers Sarah Fields and Jason Ridley.
Catoosa County voted in the primary to replace retiring State Representative for District 3 Tom Weldon. Jeff Holcomb wins that race with 48 per cent of the vote.
In the State Senate Race for District 53, Incumbent Jeff Mullis easily beat Republican challenger Lanny Thomas.
In Chickamauga, voters decided whether or not to approve a 15-year bond to cover demolition, paving and landscaping costs at Gordon Lee High School. Voters overwhelming approved the issue, with 77 per cent voting yes.
In the Republican primary for Walker County Sole Commissioner, Mike Peardon got 25 per cent of the vote compared to challenger Shannon Whitfield’s 75 per cent. That means Whitfield will now face incumbent Bebe Heiskell in the general election this fall. Heiskell is running as an independent.