Big wins in State House districts 81, 93, 94, 96


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Candidates in State House districts 81, 93, 94 and 96 — two Republican, two Democrat — claimed major margins of victory in their respective races Tuesday.

• In District 81, unofficial results gave Republican Chris Boedeker 71 percent of the votes with 94 percent of precincts voting. Competitor Carla Roberts netted just over 29 percent of the vote, with 997.

Boedeker — who said he would like to tackle ethics reforms and restore free-market principles to Georgia's state government — will face Democratic incumbent Scott Holcomb in November.

• In District 93, Democratic incumbent Dar'shun Kendrick staved off two challengers with just over 60 percent of the vote. Glen Williams was runner-up with 29 percent of the 5,112 votes.

“As someone who has been born and raised in georgia, I have a unique perspective and I'm truly in it for the service of my constituents,” Kendrick said.

Kendrick will face Republican challenger Tina Hoffer, who ran unopposed in Tuesday's primary, come November.

• In District 94, Democrat Karen Bennett bested three challengers in Tuesday's primary, claiming nearly 63 percent of the unofficial votes.

Without a Republican challenger in November's election, Tuesday's voting sealed the seat for Bennett, who said her main goal is to bring jobs and economic development to the district.

• In District 96, Mark Williams took a commanding win in the Republican primary, unofficially earning the right to square off with Democratic incumbent Pedro Marin in November.

With 94 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, Williams had taken almost 66 percent of the 1,945 votes.

Marin ran unopposed in Tuesday's primary.

“We need leadership to reing in our out of control government,” Williams said. “My top goal is getting control of our government, instead of it controlling us.”