Gwinnett County voters went to the polls Tuesday to settle three races -- the Republican primary for the Gwinnett County District 3 Commission seat and two nonpartisan Gwinnett County judgeships.
Unofficial results in the show Tommy Hunter edging out Mike Beaudreau by a margin of 50.31 to 49.69 percent -- a lead of 56 votes.
Beaudreau, who was seeking a third term, fell just short of the majority vote needed to win outright during the July 31 primary and was forced into a runoff with Hunter. Dacula resident Mike Korom and former Snellville mayor Jerry Oberholtzer also ran.
Georgia law allows candidates to request a recount when the margin of victory is less than 1 percent. If the runoff results hold in the event of a recount, Hunter will serve as the next Gwinnett County District 3 commissioner since there are no Democratic challengers.
Both judicial races also started with a large field of candidates. In the race for the Gwinnett Superior Court judgeship being vacated by retiring Judge K. Dawson Jackson, Tracey Mason Blasi and Kathy Schrader advanced to the Aug. 21 runoff after receiving more votes than contenders Chris McClurg, Giles Sexton and Robert Walker.
Schrader won the runoff handily, defeating Blasi with nearly 70 percent of the vote.
During the July 31 primary, Emily Brantley and Pam Britt received the highest numbers of votes in the race to succeed Gwinnett State Court Judge Robert “Bob” Mock, who is also retiring. Norman Cuadra, Greg Lundy and Richard Winegarden had also sought the judgeship.
Though , she picked up just under 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday's runoff.
The unofficial results of the Aug. 21 runoff are as follows:
Gwinnett County Commissioner District 3
- Mike Beaudreau (I) (Rep) - 49.69%
- Tommy Hunter (Rep) - 50.31%
Superior Court Judge - to succeed Dawson Jackson
- Tracy Mason Blasi - 30.17%
- Kathy Schrader - 69.83%
State Court Judge - to succeed Robert Mock
- Emily Brantley - 59.62%
- Pam Britt - 40.38%
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