Two Gwinnett GOP Lawmakers Out in Tuesday’s Elections

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Georgia State Rep. Brett Harrell, who chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, and Georgia State Sen. P.K. Martin, who led the Senate Education Committee, announced their concessions Wednesday morning after the November 3, 2020 general election.

Democrat Rebecca Mitchell defeated Harrell in the House District 106 race by receiving 17,593 votes, or 58.72% of the votes cast in the race.

Democrat Nikki Merritt defeated Martin in the Senate District 9 race by earning 53,864 votes, or 51.95% of the votes cast in the race.

Those were the only seats in the delegation to flip parties. There will now be only five Republicans left in Gwinnett’s 25-member legislative delegation.

Clint Dixon won Sen. Renee Unterman’s Senate District 45 seat, meaning he will be the only Republican in Gwinnett’s seven-seat Senate delegation. Meanwhile, GOP state Reps. Bonnie Rich, David Clark, Timothy Barr and Chuck Efstration appeared to hold onto their seats.

Democrat Michelle Au appeared to defeat Republican Matt Reeves for the Senate District 48 seat that became open when Sen. Zahra Karinshak chose to run unsuccessfully for Congress instead of seek re-election.

All of the Democrats in the county’s legislative delegation held onto their seats as well. Democrat Marvin Lim did not have a Republican challenger in the race to replace Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero in District 99.

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