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Nov. 7 - No Big Surprises in Local Campaigns with Many Uncontested

Category: Politics & Local Govts

Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report
 
November 7, 2018 - While the final outcome of Georgia’s gubernatorial race is still up in the air, local national and state races remained firmly with Republicans. Incumbents Rep. Buddy Carter (R) and Senator Ben Watson (R) won over Lisa Ring (D) and Sandra Workman (D), respectively. State Senator William Ligon (R) beat challenger Jerrold Dagen (D) in the state’s 3rd district while Senator Tyler Harper (R) was uncontested. In Georgia’s House, Rep. Jeff Jones (R) beat Cedric Z. King (D) and Rep. Don Hogan defeated challenger Julie Jordan (D) in Georgia’s 179th district. Incumbent Rep. John Corbett (R) and new House member Steven Sainz (R) were both uncontested.  
 
All ballot measures passed, including the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund (Amendment 1), Marsy's Law (Amendment 4), and the "Brunch Bill", allowing for on-premises Sunday sales of alcohol at 11 a.m.
 
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