Hundreds of Jon Ossoff voters and supporters filled the Crowne Plaza ballroom in Atlanta Tuesday night, waiting to see if Ossoff would be the next Congressional representative for Georgia’s Sixth District. Ossoff was one of 19 candidates vying for the seat vacated by former Rep. Tom Price, who was named to the post of Health and Human Services secretary earlier this year by President Donald Trump.
Keynote speakers at the watch party included state House Minority Leader Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), openly gay legislator Rep. Sam Park (D-Lawrenceville), former state Rep. Sally Harrell, activists and Dubose Porter, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party.
Ossoff raked in nearly half of the votes, and will face former Secretary of State Karen Handel in a June runoff election.
Photos by Dallas Anne Duncan