Democrat Jen Jordan has won a state senate seat in Georgia, ending the GOP’s long held super majority.
Republican Hunter Hill, left the seat vacant to run for governor.
From (Link: cobbcountycourier.com)
Jordan, a lawyer, won the election of Howard, a pediatric dentist, with 10,681 votes (64 percent) against Howard’s 6,017 votes (36 percent).
Howard and Jordan entered the runoff after drawing the most votes in a crowded field during the initial election. The seat was previously held by Republican Hunter Hill, who resigned to run for Georgia Governor, so it was a big surprise that two Democrats garnered the most votes.
The race drew plenty of interest from well-off candidates and donors as the five Republican and three Democratic hopefuls drew more than $1.1 million in donations and loans.
The district includes some of the wealthiest portions of Atlanta, including parts of Marietta, Smyrna, Vinings, Buckhead and Sandy Springs (a district map is available at this link), a fact reflected in the impressive contribution totals for the candidates.
Howard won handily in the Cobb County portion of the district, taking 3,021 votes to Jordan’s 2,066. But Jordan’s base in Fulton County showed up in large numbers, giving her nearly two-thirds of the vote total.