Voters in Gwinnett County Commission District 3 finally know what the general election matchup for that commission seat will look like.

In the Republican primary for the open seat, Ben Archer defeated Matt DeReimer by a margin of 53.22% to 46.78%. Meanwhile, Jasper Watkins III will once again be the Democratic Party's nominee for the seat after he defeated Derrick Wilson in the Democratic primary by a margin of 52.03% to 47.97%.

Watkins was the Democratic nominee for the seat in 2016, when he nearly defeated Commissioner Tommy Hunter in the general election. Hunter did not run for re-election this year.

Watkins and Archer will now face each other in the general election in November. 

The results are unofficial until certified by elections officials.

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I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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