The Latest In GA: Democrat Beats GOP Incumbent For State Senate Seat

The Latest in GA: Democrat beats GOP incumbent for state Senate seat

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia elections (all times local):
11:50 p.m.
Democrat Tonya Anderson has defeated Republican incumbent Sen. JaNice Van Ness in a state Senate district including parts of DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties.
Van Ness has represented the district since winning a 2015 special election over Anderson. Until then, the district was represented by a Democrat. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal appointed the district’s former state Sen. Ronald Ramsey to a judicial position.
Anderson, a former state representative, is a minister and also a former mayor of Lithonia. Van Ness is the founder of a group of …

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