Anderson, McIntyre winners in local primary runoffs Tuesday

Georgia State Senate District 24 candidate Lee Anderson speaks with WJBF NewsChannel 6 after advancing in a Republican runoff on July 26, 2016.

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Former Georgia State Representative Lee Anderson and Richmond County State Court Solicitor General Kellie McIntyre were two of the big winners locally in Georgia primary runoff races Tuesday.

With all precincts reporting, Anderson held off Greg Grzybowski with 55 percent of the vote. Anderson, who is also a farmer and former member of both the Columbia County Board of Education and Commission, received 5,880 votes to Grzybowski’s 4,627. Grzybowski is a newcomer to politics. He is a contractor for the Department of Defense after retiring from the Army last year after 23 years of service.

Anderson advances to face Democrat Brenda Jordan in the November general election.

Meanwhile in the race for Richmond County State Court Judge, Kellie McIntyre beat Bo Hunter with 57% of the vote. McIntyre is Richmond County’s State Court Solicitor General and daughter of former Mayor Ed McIntyre.

There were two races in Glascock County Tuesday, with School Board Chairman Michael Gilmer keeping his seat representing the Mill District by beating Sarah Brooks with 55% of the vote. Meanwhile in the Democratic primary for Glascock County Superior Court Clerk, Kristie Stephens defeated Debbie Poole Cason with 60% of the votes.

Finally, in the race for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge, Michael Muldrew beat Martha Hall with 61% of the vote.

The November general election will take place on November 8, 2016.

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UPDATE (9:58pm) – Former State Representative Lee Anderson defeats Greg Grzybowski in the Republican runoff for State Senate District 24. Anderson defeated Grzybowski with 55% of the vote and advances to face Democrat Brenda Jordan in the November general election.

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UPDATE (9:46pm) – With all precincts reporting, Kellie McIntyre, current Richmond County State Court Solicitor General and daughter of former Mayor Ed McIntyre, wins the race for Richmond County State Court Judge. McIntyre beat Bo Hunter with 57% of the vote.

In the race for the Republican nomination for State Senate District 24 seat, Lee Anderson continues to lead Greg Grzybowski with 7 of 8 counties reporting, Anderson’s lead over Grzybowski is 1,253 votes.

It’s also official in the race for Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court Judge. Michael Muldrew defeated Martha Hall with 61% of the vote.

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UPDATE (9:27pm) – With 69 of 70 precincts reporting, Kellie McIntyre has a commanding lead of more than 2,000 votes over Bo Hunter in the race for State Court Judge. This is the seat vacated by John Flythe so he could run for Superior Court judge, which he won during the May primary.

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UPDATE (9pm) — The votes have been counted in Glascock County and the results are in. Michael Gilmer will keep his seat representing the Mill District on the Board of Education, beating Sarah Brooks with 55% of the vote. In the race for the Democrat nomination for Superior Court Clerk, Kristie Stephens advances beating Debbie Poole with 40% of the vote.

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AUGUSTA (WJBF) — Votes are being counted Tuesday night in five primary runoff races affecting CSRA counties in Georgia.

The race that has received the most attention is for the Republican nomination Georgia’s State Senate District 24 seat, which represents parts of Richmond, Columbia, Wilkes and Lincoln Counties. Former State Representative Lee Anderson is facing Department of Defense contractor Greg Grzybowski, who retired from the Army last year after 23 years of service.

As of 8:30pm, with three of eight counties reporting, Anderson held a 58% to 42% lead, with 1,129 votes separating the two. The winner will face Democrat Brenda Jordan in November.

Other races we are following for you tonight include Richmond County State Court Judge, Glascock Co. Superior Court Clerk, Glascock Co. Board of Education and Superior Court Judge (Ogeechee District)

We will continue to updates here throughout the evening. For live updates click here.

WJBF NewsChannel 6’s Stefany Bornman is watching the District 24 results with the candidates. Follow her @StefanyWJBF for updates. We will also have a full recap and reaction from candidates on NewsChannel 6 at 10 on MeTV and NewsChannel 6 at 11.

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