Election Day: Voters Decide On Ga. Senate, House Races

Polls will be open in Atlanta until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Polls will be open in Atlanta until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
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Atlanta residents are choosing a new mayor in what could be a historic election.

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Voters in Tuesday’s runoff for Atlanta mayor are deciding between Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Polls will be open until 8 p.m.

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s other elections:

Georgia Senate

Runoffs were being held Tuesday for two state Senate seats left vacant when their occupants left the statehouse to run for other political offices.

Jen Jordan defeated Jaha Howard in a runoff for the state Senate District 6 seat in metro Atlanta. Jordan, a Democrat, got 64 percent of the vote to defeat Howard, also a Democrat. Tuesday’s election was held to fill a seat left open when Republican Hunter Hill left the chamber to run for Georgia governor.

In Senate District 39, voters elected Atlanta Democrat Nikema Williams.

Williams defeated fellow Democrat Linda Pritchett with 51 percent of the vote to win the vacant Senate District 39 seat.

The seat was left open by Democrat Vincent Fort, who stepped down to run for Atlanta mayor.

Georgia House

Metro Atlanta voters elected Bee Nguyen to a seat in the Georgia General Assembly on Tuesday.

Nguyen, with 52 percent of the vote, defeated fellow Democrat Sachin Varghese in the House District 89 runoff.

Nguyen was elected to the seat left vacant by state Rep. Stacey Abrams, an Atlanta Democrat who is leaving the legislature to run for governor.

In the second of the two Georgia House seats up for grabs Tuesday, Kim Schofield defeated fellow Democrat De’Andre Pickett for a seat representing parts of metro Atlanta in the General Assembly.

Schofield won the runoff election for the vacant seat in House District 60, which includes parts of Fulton and Clayton counties. Schofield had nearly 53 percent of the vote.

Schofield was elected after Democratic Rep. Keisha Waites resigned from the District 60 seat in September to run for chair of the Fulton County Commission.