The Marietta Daily Journal – Incumbents keep their seats in state Legislature

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Nov

The Marietta Daily Journal – Incumbents keep their seats in state Legislature

MARIETTA — Cobb won’t see any changes in who represents the county in the state Legislature after three incumbents who were challenged in the Tuesday midterm election held their seats.

Voting results indicated Hunter Hill will remain in the Georgia Senate, and Rich Golick and Sam Teasley will keep their seats in the state House.

Hill defeats Johnson

Late night results indicated state Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Smyrna) will see two more years in office after he was re-elected in the midterm election Tuesday night.

Hill ran against Democrat Antron Johnson, a single father who wanted to focus on education reform.

As of 11:50 p.m., with 152 of 159 precincts reporting, the results showed Hill won the election with 22,058 votes, or 59 percent, and Johnson received 15,399 votes, or 41 percent.

Golick holds off Allen

According to results late Tuesday, voters chose incumbent Rich Golick, a Republican, to continue representing Smyrna in Georgia.

Golick, who has been a member of the House since January 1999, defeated Erick Allen, a Democrat.

Results showed Golick won the election with 11,296 votes, or 60 percent, and Allen received 7,492 votes, or 40 percent.

Teasley re-elected over Bolton

In a vote for continuity, voters chose to re-elect state Rep. Sam Teasley (R–Marietta) to the Georgia House.

With all Cobb County precincts reporting, Teasley defeated Democrat Bill Bolton, who has run in seven races for various Georgia offices since 2001.

Teasley won the election with 10,043 votes, or 62 percent, and Bolton received 6,029 votes, or 38 percent.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Incumbents keep their seats in state Legislature.

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