ELECTION RESULTS: Voters decide 2022 Georgia primary runoff
ATLANTA, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - Polls closed at 7:00 p.m. in Georgia on Tuesday for the Primary Runoff races.
Here is a look at the races and the candidates participating.
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.
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.
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The race for the Democratic nominee came down to two former representatives fighting for the spot.
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.
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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.
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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.
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