Brookhaven, GA, November 9, 2016 – The Post Reports – With all precincts reporting, totals show Republican Meagan Hanson is the new House District 80 Representative Elect. Vote totals bounced back and forth Tuesday night in a tight race between Hanson and Incumbent Democrat Taylor Bennett. In the end, based on unofficial vote totals, Hanson once again fared well in Fulton County, an area that represented the catalyst that pushed her over the top.
In what was a virtual dead heat contest in DeKalb, Bennett pulled in 120 more votes than Hanson. That lead was erased by Fulton voters who cast 368 more votes for Hanson than Bennett – resulting in a final victory for the Brookhaven Republican by approximately 250 votes.
State House District 80 covers Brookhaven, parts of Chamblee and a sliver of Sandy Springs.