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ELECTION RESULTS: Voters decide 2022 Georgia primary runoff

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Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 12:27 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 10:48 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - Polls closed at 7:00 p.m. in Georgia on Tuesday for the Primary Runoff races.

Election Results

Here is a look at the races and the candidates participating.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

Charlie Bailey won the Democratic nomination over Former Rep. Kwanza Hall. Bailey is an attorney who was the nominee for the attorney general in 2018. Bailey wants to build One Georgia, where every person can expect to leave a better life with more opportunities for their kids than they had.

Georgia lieutenant governor candidate Charlie Bailey participates in a democratic primary...
Georgia lieutenant governor candidate Charlie Bailey participates in a democratic primary debate on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Atlanta. Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams has endorsed Bailey in a June 21, 2022 runoff for the office. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, Pool)(Brynn Anderson | AP)

Hall served briefly as John Lewis’ temporary success in the U.S. House. Hall has been a member of the Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Board of Education.

Bailey will face the Republican nominee, Sen. Burt Jones, this fall in the general election.

SECRETARY OF STATE

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

The race for the Democratic nominee came down to two former representatives fighting for the spot.

Rep. Bee Nguyen won the nomination for Secretary of State, beating out Dee Hawkins-Haigler

Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen poses for a portrait at the capitol on Nov. 16, 2021, in...
Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen poses for a portrait at the capitol on Nov. 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams has endorsed Nguyen in a June 21, 2022 runoff for labor commissioner. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)(Brynn Anderson | AP)

Nguyen is the leading state Democrat and represents the 89th District. She previously worked in public schools. She made history when she was elected as the first Asian American Democratic woman to the Georgia General Assembly. She will take on Brad Raffensperger in the general election this fall.

Hawkins-Haigler is an ordained minister, college educator, community activist and political strategist. She served as a state representative from June 2008 to January 2017.

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

Janice Law Robinson won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday night, beating out Raphael Baker. Robinson is an insurance industry veteran. She is also a published author and devoted mother.

Baker says he witnessed the failures of the healthcare system in Georgia during his business partner and best friend’s battle against kidney failure. Baker is a business owner, philanthropist, author, mentor and family man and has been in the insurance industry for 20 years.

COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

Rep. William “Will” Bodie Jr. beat out Nicole Horn on Tuesday night to win the nomination. Bodie represents the 62nd district and was the Democratic Party’s House Minority Whip from 2019-21. He says he decided to run when he saw the slow response from the Georgia Department of Labor during the coronavirus pandemic.

Horn is a former Waffle House waitress and television reporter. She has owned her own business and served as a corporate executive. She says her experience has given her the ability to understand what people need.