Brookhaven’s incumbent U.S. congresswoman and state legislators will keep their seats, and Nikema Williams will win in the area’s other Congressional district, according to unofficial Nov. 3 election results.

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, a Democrat, will keep her 6th Congressional District seat after defeating Republican challenger Karen Handel with 54.57% of the vote, according to unofficial results as of Nov. 6. The race was a rematch of 2018, when McBath ousted Handel from the seat. The district also includes parts of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Cobb County and north Fulton areas.

Williams, who also chairs the Democratic Party of Georgia, easily defeated Republican Angela Stanton-King with 85.13% of the vote to win the 5th Congressional District seat, which includes southern parts of the city. Williams will replace the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who died in July in the midst of a re-election campaign.

Democratic state Sen. Sally Harrell defeated Republican challenger Garry Guan with 60.44% of the vote in the race for District 40, which includes parts of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

In state House District 80, which represents parts of Brookhaven and Sandy Springs, Democratic incumbent Matthew Wilson took 58.86% of the vote to defeat Republican challenger Alan Cole.

Another local race saw an incumbent lose. Republican Nancy Jester will leave her District 1 seat on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners after being defeated by Democrat Robert Patrick.

In the DeKalb County sheriff race, incumbent Melody Maddox, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican challenger Harold Dennis with over 83% of the vote.

John Ruch

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