Republican Rich McCormick has defeated Democratic opponent Bob Christian in a highly-watched race for Georgia’s District 6 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
McCormick has thus far gotten a projected 62.25% of the vote, and Christian got 37.75%, according to updated statewide results as of Nov. 11.
An updated election results map showed McCormick won all of District 6. In Dawson County, McCormick earned about 11,830 of the over 332,000 votes counted in the race.
Following statewide redistricting efforts last year, Dawson County was moved out of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District and into District 6, which now includes all of Forsyth and parts of Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
“I am incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from voters throughout Georgia’s 6th District,” McCormick said in a Nov. 9 Facebook post. “I’ve spent my entire life in service to others and I am blessed with the opportunity to continue that service in Congress.”
“Turning that promise into reality begins now,” the District 6 representative-elect later added.
Christian, a Dawson County resident, called his campaign “a hell of a ride” in his own Facebook post and thanked the people “who made the last few months of my life such an incredible adventure.”
“I could not have done it without all of you,” the Democratic candidate said. “The work, dedication and support I have received has been humbling. I will never be able to say thank you as much as you deserve.”
McCormick will take office in January 2023.