Wed., November 6, 2013 6:42am (EST)

December Runoffs Set For House, Senate Races
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 9 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Three special elections Tuesday for Georgia’s General Assembly head to runoffs next month after no candidate won more than 50 percent of the votes. A fourth race included just one candidate. He wins by default. (GPB File Photo.)
Three special elections Tuesday for Georgia’s General Assembly head to runoffs next month after no candidate won more than 50 percent of the votes. A fourth race included just one candidate. He wins by default. (GPB File Photo.)
Brian Prince, a retired veteran, is headed for a runoff with former municipal worker Diane Evans to represent District 127 in the Georgia state House.

Prince won about 44 percent of votes during Tuesday's special general election while Evans won about 29 percent. The Democratic candidates are vying to replace Quincy Murphy, who died in August. The district includes Jefferson and Richmond counties.

Republicans Chuck Efstration and Teresa Cantrell are set for a runoff to represent District 104 in the state House.

Efstration, a former prosecutor won about 38 percent of votes while Cantrell, a former Gwinnett County planning commissioner, won about 26 percent. The district covers parts of Gwinnett County and candidates are vying to replace Donna Sheldon, who's running for U.S. Congress.

Runoff elections are Dec. 3.

Two Cartersville businessmen will meet in a runoff for a Georgia state Senate seat.

Republicans Bruce Thompson and Matt Laughridge are the two top vote-getters in Tuesday’s special election to replace Barry Loudermilk. He resigned to run for Congress.

Unofficial results show Thompson won about 33 percent of the vote. Laughridge won almost 26 percent.

In a fourth special election, Lilburn Democrat Dewey McClain won the House District 100 special election unopposed. The former Atlanta Falcon replaces Brian Thomas, who resigned earlier this year to take a new job in Maine.


Contributors: The Associated Press contributed to this report.