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Albers Wins New Term

Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Sen. John Albers and the Roswell bond referendum all came out on top.

Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race.

Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on:

  1. The systematic reduction and elimination of the Georgia income tax - trading it in for fair consumption taxes
  2. Real traffic and transportation solutions - without adding any new taxes
  3. Make Georgia the national leader in natural gas - moving the state away from foreign dependency on oil

State House District Republican incumbent Harry Geisinger faced no challenger in the race for his District 48 seat. He received 97.80 percent of the vote.

Albers will serve for another two-year term. The only other contested state house race inlcudes the House District 46 seat. State Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) defeated Democratic challenger Kevin "Big Kev" Westphal of Woodstock with 73 percent, or 18,719 votes. Westphal received 27 percent, or 6,785 votes.

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) and State Representatives Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) and Calvin Hill (R-Hickory Flat) were all unopposed in their bids for re-election. 

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