In a rousing lawyer-versus-lawyer battle for the Georgia House of Representatives’ District 117, a solo family law practitioner narrowly beat out the incumbent in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
Regina Quick garnered fewer than 100 votes more than Doug McKillip, also a solo practitioner in Athens, who made headlines this spring for shepherding a bill through the Legislature that banned most abortions after 20 weeks from fertilization.
According to the Georgia Secretary of State website on Wednesday afternoon, Quick received 3,686 votes, or 50.44 percent, and McKillip received 3,622 votes, or 49.56 percent. There is no Democratic candidate in the District 117 race.
The secretary of state’s office said Wednesday that provisional ballots were still being counted and that the primary election results will not be certified until after Friday. Candidates in state-level races where the outcome is within 1 percent have until two days