Sen. John Albers said he was, "feeling confident," just hours before the polls closed on election night, November 6th, 2012. As it stands it seems the Republican State Senator from District 56 had a reason to be confident. His constituency which includes the citizens of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Alpharetta, Mountain Park and Johns Creek overwhelmingly voted to keep Senator Albers in office.
At the single precinct that lies within Cherokee County, Sen. John Albers beat his Democrat challenger Akhtar Sadiq handedly with 2402 votes to 760 votes.
In Fulton County, incumbent Senator Albers had an even larger margin to victory. He won 66% to Sadiq's 34% according to the Fulton County Elections office with nearly 60,000 votes cast.
While holding a Watch Party at Slate Table & Tap in Roswell, Sen. Albers watched with family and supporters as his results came in along with other state and national results.
Over the phone, I asked the Senator about election day and how special they are to communities and families. He said, “you know Marc, there are people that will wait for 12 hours in 120 degree heat, with the risk of being shot , killed, or blown up…so its great to to live in a nation like ours where we are free to express our right to vote and freedom.”
"I went today to my voting precinct at Crosspointe Church in Roswell, and there was a great crowd and enthusiasm.”
Senator Albers can now take the enthusiasm that voters displayed for him and continue his work in the Georgia Senate.