Democrat Stacey Abrams swept the first contest in her bid to become Georgia’s first black female governor. She received a whopping 76.43% (422,482 votes) after an all-out television advertising campaign against her challenger, Stacey Evans, who received 23.57%( 130,264 votes).
Abrams will learn the Republican challenger she will face in November after the July 24 runoff is held between S. “Casey” Cagle and Brian Kemp. Cagle received 39%(236,319 votes), while Kemp received 25.56% (154,864 votes). Five Republicans competed in the gubernatorial race. Other Key Statewide Races
State School Superintendent
Otha Thornton, Jr., Democrat, is in a runoff with Sid Chapman. Thornton received 43.86% (207,503 votes. Chapman received 36.48% (172,562 votes.
Richard Woods won the Republican nomination with 60.13 percent (324,027 votes) in a two-way race.
Secretary of State
John Barrow won the Democratic nomination with 51.51% (263,951)
Brad Raffensperger, who received 34.97% (184,948), will compete with David Belle Isle, who received 28.53% (150,908), for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State.
Commissioner of Labor
Mark Butler, Incumbent, Republican, ran uncontested in the primary and received 476,740 votes
Richard Keatley, Democrat, received 51.53%(234,902) in a two-way primary.
Public Service Commissioner, District 3, Metro Atlanta
Lindy Miller, Democrat, 65.46 %(311,296)
John Noel, 18.92% (89,964)
Johnny C. White, 15.62% (74,259)
To view the results of all of the statewide and local races, go to http://sos.ga.gov