U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Phil Gingrey took easy victories in their primary contests on July 31. Each outpolled his opponent by about four to one in returns posted by the Georgia Secretary of State.

In her bid for reelection to the state Senate seat in District 38, Sen. Horacena Tate drew 77 percent of the vote in her race with challenger Reginald Crossley, according to the secretary of state’s website..

In other national and state races of interest to residents of Reporter Newspaper communities, the Georgia Secretary of State reported these unofficial percentages of the votes cast.

Republican primary

U.S. House of Representatives District 11

Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey (I)-    81%

William Llop-        9%

Michael Opitz-       10%

Georgia Senate District 6

Josh Belinfante-     29%

Drew Ellenburg-    19%

Hunter Hill-            52%

Georgia House of Representatives District 45

Matt Dollar (I)-               58%

Nick Johnson-                 10%

Cynthia Rozzo-               32%

Democratic primary

U.S. House of Representatives District 5

John Lewis

Michael Johnson-            21%

John Lewis (I)-                  79%

U.S. House of Representatives District 6

Jeff Kazanow-          49%

Robert Montigel-   51%

Georgia Senate District  38

Horacena Tate

Reginald Crossley-           23%

Horacena Tate (I)-           77%

Georgia House of Representatives District 53

Jason Esteves-                29%

Sheila Jones (I)-              65%

Robert Patillo-                  6%

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.