Brookhaven, GA, July 14, 2015 – The Post Reports – House District 80 Voters have spoken and Democratic Candidate Taylor Bennett will go head-to-head against Republican Candidate J Max Davis in an August 11th Run-off.
Bennett was the top vote recipient with 36.84% or 1,472 votes.
Davis, who received 1,259 votes or 31.51% was the second highest vote getter – just 57 votes higher than Republican Catherine Bernard who pulled 1,202 votes or 30.08%. Republican Loren Collins received 63 votes or 1.58%.
“I chose to pursue public office because I am committed to being a strong voice for Georgia families under the golden dome, and fighting to expand educational and economic opportunity and promote transparency and accountability in government,” said Taylor Bennett. “Today with the support of the residents of Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Chamblee we are one step closer to achieving those goals. Georgians need a leader who shares their values and will fight for them. I am ready to be that leader – and I will work tirelessly to earn their trust and their vote.”
Davis said, “Congratulations to Taylor, Catherine, and Loren for running positive, issue – centered campaigns. With three Republicans running and only one Democrat running we expected it to be tight. But with a head to head, Republican vs Democrat race, I think we will see a clear philosophical difference between the candidates. I am excited to continue working for a property tax cap, a new city school system and traffic solutions.”
Bennett said he would also like to take a moment to congratulate Catherine Bernard and her campaign staff and volunteers. “They ran a very well organized and effective campaign, and they should be proud of the work they’ve done to foster a discussion surrounding open, honest, and accessible government.”
Because no candidate received at least 50% plus 1 vote, the top two vote getters will face-off on August 11th.