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Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:58

Georgia Special Elections Update – Democrats Gain Ground in the General Assembly

As many of you are aware, Georgia held special elections Tuesday to fill seven House and two Senate seats left vacant by retirements, but mostly left vacant by those pursuing higher office in 2018.

On the House side, the Democrats gained two seats in the Athens area where Republicans ran unopposed in recent cycles, districts 117 and 119. While on the Senate side, Senate District 6, formerly held by current gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill, will change hands to whichever Democrat wins the upcoming run-off on December 5.

Though not many races were run on Tuesday, the results are significant in that with Senate District 6 changing from red to blue the Republicans now only hold 36 seats, one shy of a super-majority and will now have to work in a more bi-partisan manner than in recent years.

We wanted to ensure you were aware of the changes that these special elections will make to the General Assembly for the upcoming session, but if you have any further questions please feel free to give me a call.

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