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Tight race for State House District 117; matchup set in 105

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Challenger Regina Quick may have ousted Republican incumbent Doug McKillip by the narrowest of margins for a seat in State House District 117.

Unofficial results early Wednesday showed Quick garnered 50.44 percent of the votes in Tuesday's primary election. With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Quick had 3,686 votes, just 64 more than McKillip.

If the remaining votes lessen Quick's tally to below 50 percent, a runoff election would be held on Aug. 21.

Quick has said her priorities are property tax and ethics reform, and a legislation for a 60 percent super majority to raise taxes at state and local levels.

• A pair of Tuesday primaries decided the candidates for State House District 105.

Joyce Chandler dominated the Republican primary, unofficially taking 77 percent of the vote against Damon Ladd-Thomas.

On the Democratic side, Renita Hamilton's victory Tuesday was even more convincing. Hamilton took more than 78 percent of the vote against competitor Rashid Malik.

Both races had 94 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday.

Chandler and Hamilton will face off in November's general election. Chandler has said education is her top priority, and that it's tied to the need to strengthen the economy. Hamilton said job creation is her top priority.

• Republican's claimed strong victories in their Tuesday primaries for State House Districts 97, 103 and 114.

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Brooks Coleman had claimed 70 percent of votes over Robert McClure for District 97. Timothy Barr (63 percent) and Tom Kirby (68 percent) were also big winners in Districts 103 and 144, respectively.

None of the three men will face a Democratic challenger come November.

Comments

Karl 1 year, 8 months ago

@ Tyler Estep

From your article: "If the remaining votes lessen Quick's tally to below 50 percent, a runoff election would be held on Aug. 21."

LOL, there were only two Republican candidates in that race. One of them is going to get more than 50%. Save for an exact same number of votes, ain't no two ways about it.

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