2018-07-18 / Front Page

Runoff election Tuesday

Voters return to the polls next week for the July 24 runoff elections to settle races that were not settled in the May 22 Primary

Superior Court Judge

In addition to statewide runoff races on the ballot, Henry Balkcom and Charles “Chip” Stewart are facing off to determine who will be the next Superior Court Judge of the Pataula Judicial Circuit. Balkcom led the four candidates in the primary with 2,580 (33.47%) votes. Stewart had 2,289 (29.69%) votes.

Republican runoffs

The runoff for Republican candidates for Governor will include Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

Republican candidates for Lieutenant Governor on the runoff ballot will include State Sen. David Shafer and former State Rep. Geoff Duncan.

The Republican runoff for Secretary of State includes candidates State Rep. Brad Raffensperger and former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle.

Democratic runoff

The only race on the Democratic runoff ballot is for State School Superintendent between Otha Thornton and Sid Chapman.

The Democratic and Republican winners of the July 24 runoffs advance to the Nov. 6 general election.

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