By: The News Reporters of Georgia Weekly Post.
▲ Both Republicans State Senator Fran Millar and State Representative Tom Taylor were able to convince enough Republican voters to keep them for two more years. Millar won close to 80% of the votes. Taylor won 70% of the cast votes in the Republican primary. Millar still has to face Tamara Johnson- Shealey a Democrat, in November. Taylor is unopposed.
▲Tamara Johnson-Shealey ran unopposed as a Democrat during the primary. The Democratic candidate for state senate seat - District 40, will attempt to unseat Fran Millar for the second time in November.
▲Tom Owens. an outsider, challenging the insider Tom Taylor, suffered a humiliating defeat by his opponent. With low turnout of close to 3000 votes, Owens, a political activist, lost to Tom Taylor 30% vs. 70% of the votes.
▲ Paul Maner, a Dunwoody businessman and a newcomer to the political scene. Started his campaign 18 month ahead of his opponent Fran Millar. waited election night with his supporters at Kaleidoscope for election results. Maner suffered a humiliating defeat by the old-timer Fran Millar. He gained 20% of the votes. 2000 vs 7000 by Millar. Maner told freinds he will try again in January, 2017.
▲ Attorney Catherine Bernard failed for the third time in her attempt to gain a seat at the table as a State House Representative. She lost to Alan Cole and her fellow attorney Meagan Hanson. In a turn out of 2337 primary voters, Bernard was able to get under 30% of the votes. A special run-off election is expected among Alan Cole, 36% of the first round and Meagan Hanson with 34% of the primary votes. The winner will face Democrat Taylor Bennett in November. Bennett won unopposed with 1228 votes. A run off among Cole and Hansen is on July 26, 2016.