Meagan Hanson appears to have defeated Alan Cole in the House District 80 GOP runoff by a slim 29 votes.

Unofficial results posted to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website shows a razor- thin victory for Meagan Hanson. Click to enlarge.

The Georgia Secretary of State is reporting Hanson garnered 777 votes to Cole’s 748 votes, for a narrow victory of 50.95 percent to 49.05 percent.

HD 80 includes portions of Brookhaven and Sandy Springs, so votes were counted from DeKalb County and Fulton County.

Alan Cole

Cole handily won DeKalb County, including Brookhaven, according to unofficial results from the DeKalb County Voter & Registrations website, with 651 votes, or 53.27 percent, compared to Hanson’s 571 votes, or 46.73 percent.

DeKalb County unofficial election results. Click to enlarge.

But Sandy Springs and Fulton County were a different story, with Hanson dominating. Hanson won 206 votes, or 68 percent, to Cole’s 97 votes, or 32 percent.

Hanson will face incumbent Democrat Taylor Bennett in the General Election in November.

DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester of Dunwoody tweeted her congratulations to Hanson.

Fulton County unofficial election results. Click to enlarge.

In the House District 81 Republican runoff, Lane Flynn easily defeated Jim Duffie, 71 percent to 29 percent, according to unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State website.

HD 81 includes part of Brookhaven and Chamblee around Buford Highway and DeKalb-Peachtree Airport as well the Tucker area.

Flynn will face incumbent Democrat Scott Holcomb in November.

The Georgia Young Republicans tweeted their excitement for Hanson and Flynn.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

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