UPDATE | Important local races decided in Georgia Primary runoff

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Tuesday July 22, 2014

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RICHMOND CO., Ga. (WRDW) -- Georgia voters decided the outcome of some big races during the primary runoff.

Corey Johnson conceded to Harold Jones, II for the State Senate District 22 seat. Jones will take Hardie Davis' old seat.

Ben Hasan will take over the District 6 Commission seat over Bob Finnegan. The majority of the commission will now be Black for the first time since consolidation. The board of elections supervisor told News 12 the largest turnout is expected to be for the District 6 Commissioner race.

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

Buddy Carter has won the Republican nomination to replace GOP Rep. Jack Kingston in the U.S. House.

Carter, a state senator from Pooler, defeated Savannah surgeon Bob Johnson in a Tuesday runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers southeast Georgia from the coast to the Florida line. Carter counted on his political experience and connections, while Johnson courted tea party voters.

Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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