It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price and state Sen. John Albers came out on top.
Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race.
Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on:
- The systematic reduction and elimination of the Georgia income tax - trading it in for fair consumption taxes
- Real traffic and transportation solutions - without adding any new taxes
- Make Georgia the national leader in natural gas - moving the state away from foreign dependency on oil
Republicans Jan Jones and Chuck Martin faced no Democratic challenger, and easily won re-election.
State House District Republican incumbent Harry Geisinger faced no challenger in the race for his District 48 seat. He received 97.80 percent of the vote.
Both Albers and Price will each serve for another two-year term.