Dunwoody’s incumbent U.S. congresswoman and state legislators will keep their seats, 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 Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Cobb County and north Fulton areas.

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

Democratic state Rep. Mike Wilensky of Dunwoody’s District 79 drew 59.7% of the vote in beating Republican challenger Andrea Johnson.

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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