On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Georgia had its Runoff Election to determine the candidates who will advance to the Nov. 3 General Election.
The LSCU Georgia Governmental Affairs team has been very involved during this election year, tracking candidates and identifying races of importance to credit unions. We have conducted candidate interviews, attended candidate meet and greets, and supported those who will advocate for credit union interests at the Capitol.
As with the rest of this election year, results in Georgia were interesting and saw a few incumbent upsets. A pair of House incumbents were upset; Stone Mountain’s HD 86 Incumbent Democrat Michele Henson lost to challenger Zulma Lopez while in HD 65 in Atlanta, Incumbent Democratic Rep. Sharon Beasley-Teague was defeated.
Two races in which the LSCU got involved saw results so close that a recount was expected: SD 31 with Jason Anavitarte and Boyd Austin and SD 50 with Stacy Hall and Bo Hatchett. However, the races have since been called in Anavitarte’s and Hatchett’s favors. The LSCU has already spoken with both candidates and will continue to build upon those relationships.
There were four Congressional primary runoffs across the state. The most notable victory was seen in Northwest Georgia’s District 14, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won despite a lack of support from many state and national Republican leaders. In Northeast Georgia’s District 9 Andrew Clyde, establishment Republican supported candidate, was victorious. Both candidates have opposition in the November General Election.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Georgia’ Senior Director of Governmental Affairs Sydney Rubin at Sydney.firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-637-4411.