The 2024 general primary and nonpartisan election was held in Georgia on Tuesday. In partisan primary elections, voters decide which candidate will represent the party in the general election held November 5. Winners for nonpartisan elections such as judicial seats are typically determined in May. With recent changes to the Congressional and General Assembly district maps, Gwinnett will have 4 Congressional Districts, 9 State Senate Districts, and 22 State House Districts.

Congressman David Scott currently represents Georgia’s 13th District which will cover the southern portions of Gwinnett. Despite facing six primary opponents, Congressman Scott avoided a runoff and won the democratic nominee outright. He will face republican challenger Jonathan Chavez.

In the State Senate, democratic candidates Iris Knight-Hamilton and Randal Mangham will face each other in a runoff for Senate District 55 as neither were able to secure the 50% plus one vote required to win. District 55 is currently held by Senate Minority Leader Gloria Bulter, who announced she will not be seeking re-election.

J. Gregory Howard and Fred Clayton were the top two republican vote-getters in Senate District 7. They will face each other in a runoff election.

House District 96 will have a runoff between Arlene Beckles and Sonia Lopez. The unofficial results show a 4-vote separation between Sonia Lopez and Neva Thompson, the third candidate in the race. A recount is likely.

In Gwinnett, Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson won her primary against former State Rep. Donna McLeod. John Sabic, who ran in 2022 for Commission District 2, won the republican nomination over Justice Nwaigwe. District 3 Commissioner Jasper Watkins defeated challenger Marqus Cole and will face republican candidate Bobby Howard in the general election. Incumbents Keybo Taylor (Sheriff), Patsy Austin-Gatson (District Attorney), and Denise Mitchell (Tax Commissioner) won their primary. Sheriff Taylor will face republican challenger Mike Baker in November. Mitchell will face republican challenger Arefeen Chowdury. No republican ran for District Attorney.

There will be a runoff between Regina Matthews and Tuwanda Rush Williams for Gwinnett’s Judge of Superior Court seat to replace Judge Karen Beyers, who did not seek re-election.

Gwinnett School Board Districts 1 and 3 will head to runoffs. District 3 is currently represented by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, who announced she will not seek re-election.

Finally, Gwinnett voters approved two homestead exemptions that will lower homeowner’s property tax bills. The ballot question to form the City of Mulberry in Northeast Gwinnett also passed by voters who live within the proposed city limits.

The Gwinnett Chamber believes in the importance of civic engagement and being a voice for business to government leaders who cultivate and frame the economic climate in which our business community operates. The Chamber offers a one-stop page with important voter registration information and all the candidates running for offices in Gwinnett. It also hosts Candidate Forums to give members an opportunity to hear from and meet with candidates.

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