Nearly four million Georgians voted in this year’s general election, a higher turnout than the 2018 midterm elections. This year’s ballot headlined the much-anticipated rematch between Governor Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams as well as the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. The Gwinnett Chamber congratulates the winners of the 2022 general election and looks forward to partnerships that continue to make Gwinnett a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Gwinnett SPLOST

Since 1985, funds from the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) have paid for capital projects throughout the county like the ongoing maintenance of roads, bridges, and sidewalks. Gwinnett’s businesses and residents have also benefited from the county’s nationally recognized parks system, award-winning public safety facilities, and state-of-the-art libraries. Gwinnett’s 16 cities will receive a percentage of SPLOST revenue to fund similar projects. The Gwinnett Chamber board passed a resolution earlier this year to support the passage of the SPLOST referendum. Voters in every corner of Gwinnett voted in support of renewing SPLOST. In fact, “yes” votes for SPLOST won in every precinct in Gwinnett. The Gwinnett Chamber was proud to lead the education and advocacy initiatives for the passage of SPLOST, including strategic outreach efforts and a tele-townhall featuring Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson.

The one-cent sales tax will be extended for another six years with the potential to raise $1.35 billion. This critical funding mechanism will ensure Gwinnett continues to provide best-in-class infrastructure, parks, libraries, and public safety.

Gwinnett County

District 2 Commissioner Ben Ku won re-election against challenger John Sabic. Challenger Matthew Holtkamp defeated incumbent Marlene Fosque in the race for District 4 Commissioner.

Lisamarie Bristol was uncontested in the Solicitor General race after defeating incumbent Brian Whiteside in the primaries. Incumbent David VanLandingham defeated challenger David Schmid for Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.


Gwinnett welcomes new representation in Congress with the election of U.S. Reps Rich McCormick (GA-6), Lucy McBath (GA-7), and Andrew Clyde (GA-9).

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker fell short of the 50% plus one to win and will head to a runoff election. The runoff election will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Statewide & General Assembly (Gwinnett Delegation)

Governor Brian Kemp was re-elected to another term after defeating Stacey Abrams in the rematch. Republicans swept every statewide seat.

Gwinnett’s legislative delegation grew from twenty-five members to thirty members after redistricting. The 30-member delegation, made up of state representatives and state senators, represents almost 13% of the general assembly and will give Gwinnett a strong pull during each legislative session. Gwinnett’s legislative delegation will welcome thirteen new members representing Gwinnett, nine of whom are first-time legislators. The General Assembly will see new leadership with the recent announcement of Speaker David Ralston who is stepping down from his leadership role. To see the 2022 general election results, visit To learn more about Gwinnett Chamber’s public policy initiatives, visit

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