In today’s runoff elections for local races statewide, Democratic candidates won at least seven additional seats across Georgia, bringing the total number of seats flipped by Democrats this municipal election cycle to 48.
In Warner Robins, LaRhonda Patrick ousted incumbent Mayor Randy Toms, becoming the first woman and Black person to lead the city. Democrats also bested Republican challengers in mayoral races in Brunswick, Forest Park, and Sylvester, while picking up city council seats in five cities, including Albany and Duluth. Today’s wins follow mayoral flips this cycle in cities like Cairo, Stone Mountain, Hampton, and McDonough, as well as dozens of Democratic city council seat flips throughout the state earlier this month.
In total, during this year’s municipal elections, candidates in DPG-targeted races flipped at least 48 seats in 25 counties across Georgia, while Republican candidates picked up just 6. The counties that saw Democratic flips include Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, Cook, Crisp, DeKalb, Dougherty, Fulton, Grady, Gwinnett, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lanier, Meriwether, Mitchell, Oconee, Troup, Walton, and Worth.
“From Middle Georgia to the coast and everywhere in between, Georgians came out in full force this election cycle to make their voices heard and demand change. Democrats’ strong showing in this year’s municipal elections is a testament to the unprecedented grassroots enthusiasm our party has been building across the state for years –– and our momentum is only growing. Georgia voters are as energized as ever, and Georgia Democrats are well-positioned to continue mobilizing voters and flipping seats across the state in 2022 and beyond,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “DPG congratulates all of the Democratic candidates who won in this election cycle and extends its immense gratitude to all Democrats who ran hard-fought races across the state.”
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