State Rep. Betty Price talks with her husband, former U.S. Rep. Tom Price, during the 6th Congressional District BBQ Roundup in Roswell. STEVE SCHAEFER / AJC FILE PHOTO

Betty Price loses vote in recount; Mary Robichaux elected in Fulton

A recount did not change the result of a race to represent part of north Fulton County in the Georgia legislature.

Rep. Betty Price, R-Roswell, lost one vote in the recount, while Mary Robichaux gained 11. Richard Barron, the Fulton County director of registration and elections, said all the changes came from absentee ballots that were read by an optical scanner.

Robichaux, a Democrat, won the race with 11,113 votes, or 50.32 percent. Price had 10,951 votes. The election will be certified Tuesday.

Price, who has represented the area since 2015, is the wife of Tom Price, the former secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration. Tom Price resigned after seven months after reports showed he used a private jet to travel and violated government travel rules. He has been named to Brian Kemp’s transition team for the governor’s office.

Betty Price came under fire for suggesting HIV patients be quarantined and for voting against a distracted driving bill for political reasons.

Robichaux, who lives in Roswell, was a vice president at the American Heart Association. She wants to ensure the availability of affordable health care, expand educational opportunities, improve traffic and take steps toward gun control, among other priorities.

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