Georgia Votes: July 31 Election Results

DeKalb appears likely to get a new city. Read about that and other results in local races.

DeKalb County appeared poised to welcome a new city into the fold with 55 percent of votes cast in favor of incorporation. However, DeKalb officials need to tally more than 5,000 mail-in absentee ballots. Members of the pro-city group BrookhavenYES said they were "cautiously optimistic" about the outcome.

Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of Fulton County was headed for passage by a wide margin.

And in a nonbinding resolution, DeKalb County voters said they don't want cell phone towers on public school properties.

Here are the results in several other key races in Fulton and DeKalb counties:

District 53 State Representative Sheila Jones appears to have been reelected, beating out her Democratic challengers Jason Esteves and Robert Patillo.

In the race to see which Democrat would fill the soon-to-be vacated State House District 56 seat, former state representative ‘Able’ Mable Thomas appears to have defeated former Atlanta law firm executive Ken Britt on Tuesday.

Rep. Pat Gardner appears to have defeated Rep. Rashad Taylor in battle to represent portions of Virginia-Highland, Midtown, southeast Atlanta and southwest Atlanta in the redrawn Georgia House Dist. 57.

looked likely to beat Ralph Long in the Georgia House District 58 race, one of several races that forced Democratic incumbents into new districts that pitted them against other incumbents of their party.

Margaret Kaiser had 82 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary race for Georgia House District 59.

Rep. Keisha Sean Waites beat back four challengers to remain the Georgia State Representative for District 60.

In House Dist. 62, lawyer Marvin Arrington Jr. had a solid lead, but it wasn't clear if that lead would be big enough to avoid a runoff.

In the GOP primary for state House District 81, Chris Boedecker appeared certain to defeat Carla Roberts.

appears to have won the Republican nomination for the State Senate District 6 seat, setting him up to face off in November with Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner of Smyrna.

Donzella James received 75% of the vote, easily defeating challengers in State Senate Dist. 35.

In the State Senate Dist. 38 race, incumbent Horacena Tate had a commanding lead over challenger Reginald Crossley.

In DeKalb County, Elaine Boyer, a long-standing veteran of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat, crushed her only GOP challenger.

Incumbent Sharon Barnes-Sutton was cruising toward re-election to the DeKalb County District 4 commisson seat.

Newcomer Marshall Orson was poised to oust incumbent Don McChesney from the District 2 DeKalb School Board seat.

DeKalb School Board Incumbent Paul Womack was headed for a runoff after getting less than 50% of the vote for the District 4 seat.

Kathie Gannon, the incumbent DeKalb County Commission for District 6, appeared headed for an easy re-election win in the Democratic primary.

School Board District 8 incumbent Pamela Speaks apparently edged out her opponent, Michelle Clark.

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis appeared assured of a second term.


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