Georgia selects new legislators

Sen. Eric Johnson

Georgia voters elected three state lawmakers, while other legislative races appeared headed to run-off elections in December.

Unofficial results showed former state Rep. Buddy Carter, a Republican from Pooler, winning the race to replace state Sen. Eric Johnson along the Georgia coast. Johnson quit to seek the GOP nomination for governor.

In the race to replace Carter in Georgia House District 159, unofficial results showed Republican Anne Purcell winning back her old seat. In other coming out of retirement.

In Milledgeville, unofficial results showed independent Rusty Kidd headed for a runoff against one of three opponents. A runoff was also set in west Georgia between Republicans Kip Smith and Steve Earles.

Runoffs also appeared likely in the 35th state Senate District and House District 58 in Atlanta.