State Rep. Fran Millar won the Republican nomination to the District 40 seat in the state Senate, receiving enough votes to claim the nomination without a runoff, according to figures from the Georgia Secretary of State’s elections office.
Millar collected nearly 64 percent of the vote in the July 20 primary election for the seat, which represents Brookhaven and other portions of northern DeKalb County. Opponents James Sibold and Jim Duffie gathered about 25 percent and 11 percent, respectively.
In the race for the Democratic nomination to the District 80 seat in the House of Representatives, Sandy Murray received about 65 percent of the vote to defeat Keith Gross. Murray will face incumbent Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Republican, in the November election.
A runoff election will be held Aug. 10 to determine the winners in state and county races that were not decided in the in the July 20 primary elections. Runoffs are held when no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote.