Carter Barrett defeats three-term incumbent Sheri Gilligan in District 24 race

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County banker Carter Barrett ousted  three-term incumbent Sheri Smallwood Gilligan in Tuesday’s Republican Primary Runoff to win the Georgia House of Representatives District 24 seat.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Barrett received 2,317 votes to Gilligan’s 1,623. The result marked a substantial turnaround from last month’s General Primary, in which Gilligan outpolled Barrett by about 600 votes in a three-candidate race.

Brent Cox defeated Julie Tressler in the race for Georgia House District 28. Cox, a businessman and former football coach reeived 2,330 votes to Tressler’s 1,829.

In the runoff for 6th District US Congress, Dr. Rich McCormick easily defeated lawyer Jake Evens by a two to one margin, 27,418 to 13,788.

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