Jason Carter, who handily won the May 11 special election for state Senate District 42, will be the only Democrat on the ballot during the July 20 primary.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, it appears Jason Carter has won today’s state Senate District 42 special election. The grandson of former president Jimmy Carter was endorsed by Georgia Equality.
Today’s ballot for Dekalb-based seat includes one gay candidate and three who are gay-friendly
When voters go to the polls May 11 for the special election to represent state Senate District 42, their choices will include a candidate who is endorsed by the state's largest gay political group, one who also competed for the group's endorsement and is actively seeking gay votes, and one who is openly gay.
As the noon deadline for major party candidates to qualify for this year's elections passed on Friday, Georgia's two openly gay state lawmakers remained unopposed for new terms.