Republican Mitchell Kaye wins state House runoff in East Cobb

The Georgia State Capitol as viewed from the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

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The Georgia State Capitol as viewed from the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

Republican Mitchell Kaye won a special election to replace state Rep. Matt Dollar for the remainder of his lame duck term.

Kaye defeated Democrat James Dustin McCormick in the runoff, after neither candidate received a majority vote in the April special election. With all precincts reporting Wednesday morning, Kaye led by more than 600 votes, or 13 percentage points, in the low turnout contest.

Kaye will only serve until the end of the year, and — barring a special session of the Legislature — is unlikely to cast a vote in office.

The lines for House District 45, which today covers parts of East Cobb and Roswell, are shifting before next year, and Kaye is not vying for the Republican nomination for the November 2022 election.

State Rep. Sharon Cooper is running against Carminthia Moore in the GOP primary, scheduled for May 24.

Dollar resigned the remainder of his term during the legislative session to take a job as deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Election results

These results are unofficial and incomplete until certified. Results will be updated until the vote tally is complete. The runoff is between the top two vote-getters from the special election on April 5.

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