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Houston County voters face July runoff
Houston County voters face July runoff

Georgia voters statewide can decide several primary runoffs on July 22.

But people in Houston and Hancock counties are also scheduled to decide school board races.

And people in four Central Georgia counties will vote on a primary runoff for a congressional seat.

Here is what people will see on the July 22 ballots:

US SENATE, Republicans: David Perdue, who received 30 percent of the primary vote Tuesday, and Rep. Jack Kingston (26 percent) face off for the race to succeed Sen. Saxby Chambliss. The winner faces Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, Republican: Michael Buck (20 percent) meets Richard Woods (17 percent). Buck is chief of staff to the current State School Superintendent.. Woods has been a teacher and held several other positions with Irwin County Schools.

The winner faces the winner of the Democratic runoff: Valarie Wilson (31 percent) or Alisha Morgan (26 percent). Wilson is chair of the City Schools of Decatur, and president of the Georgia School Boards Association. Morgan currently serves in the Georgia House of Representatives, on the Education, Appropriations and Health & Human Services committees.

CONGRESS, DISTRICT 10: Minister and talk-show host Jody Hice (34 percent) and businessman Mike Collins (33 percent) are in the runoff. The winner faces Democrat Ken Dious, an attorney, in November. The district includes Baldwin, Hancock, Washington and Johnson counties

HOUSTON BOARD OF EDUCATION, Post 6, Sheila Ashley (39 percent) vs.Hoke Morrow (31 percent; and Post 7, Bryan Upshaw (33 percent) vs. Tannya Duncan (29 percent).


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