Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Longtime Georgia Democrat Doug Stoner lost his District 6 Senate seat to Republican newcomer Hunter Hill in Tuesday's election.
One Smyrna incumbent will not be returning to the Georgia State Senate. Longtime Democrat Doug Stoner was defeated by Republican newcomer Hunter Hill in the District 6 Senate race during Tuesday's election. As the election-day voting tally rolled in, Hill overcame Stoner, and gradually added to his margins to win by 3,066 votes. The final, unofficial results show that Hill collected 35,299 votes, or 52 percent, to Stone's 32,233 votes, or 48 percent. Stoner lead among Cobb voters with 20,412 votes, or 59 percent, to Hill’s 14,312 votes, or 41 percent. Fulton County's reporting was delayed, and the final, unofficial results didn't roll in until late Wednesday morning. Hill had a clear win in Fulton County, collecting 20,987 votes, 63.92-…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Longtime Georgia Senate Democrat Doug Stoner competes against Republican newcomer Hunter Hill for the District 6 State Senate seat in Tuesday's election.
The State Senate District 6 race between incumbent Senator Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) and Republican newcomer Hunter Hill is expected to be a tight one in Tuesday's election. The Senate disctrict was redrawn last year, and now stretches from Smyrna-Vinings through Sandy Springs into Buckhead. Republicans make up 55 percent of the current district. Stoner, a Kennesaw State graduate and a longtime Senate Democrat first elected in 2002, has been a favorite among prominent business leaders in Metro Atlanta. Hill, a Vinings resident and a West Point grad, ran against Stoner in 2008 and beat out other Republican candidates Josh Belinfante and Drew Ellenburg in the 2012 primary, with 52.26-percent of 8,956 total votes. See Also
Saturday, September 10, 2011
In a roundup of Smyrna-Vinings news you can use, attorney Josh Belinfante has announced his candidacy for the State Senate District 6 seat.
As expected, Sandy Springs attorney Josh Belinfante has announced his candidacy for State Senate District 6, which now includes Smyrna, Vinings, Sandy Springs and Buckhead. Belinfante, a former Smyrna resident, is running for the seat held by incumbent Sen. Doug Stoner of Smyrna. The district was recently redrawn in the General Assembly's special redistricting session. The election will be in 2012. A Republican, Belinfante served as Gov. Sonny Perdue's legal counsel and recently resigned from the State Ethics Commission to consider running for the Senate seat. “After many hours of prayer and consideration with family, friends and members of the community, I have decided to run for the new Georgia State Senate seat in District 6, …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sandy Springs looks set to get a third state Senator and more House representatives, as key legislative committees approve new political district maps.
Both the House and Senate maps could appear in front of the full House and Senate as early as Thursday, and Sandy Springs looks set to get a third state Senator and more House representatives, as key legislative committees approve new political district maps. A senator from Smyrna or Buckhead, possibly a Democrat, will join the Sandy Springs state Senate team, if a new district map is successful. The draft shows the 6th state Senate district shifting east to cover nearly all the city south of Abernathy Road. That 6th District seat in the state Senate is now held by Senate Minority Caucus Chair Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna). But as the district morphs to include GOP-leaning Buckhead and Sandy Springs, it's not clear if a Democrat could carry it. …