Two Latino women seeking election to the Georgia General Assembly

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported recently, Brenda Lopez of Norcross is poised to become the first Latino woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly after winning the May Democratic primary election in House District 99. She may not be alone.

Four Latinas ran for state House of Representatives seats this year. One, Alexa Mendez Rourk, lost in the Republican primary for House District 81 in May. A second, Linda Pritchett lost to Debra Bazemore in Tuesday’s Democratic runoff for House District 63.

That leaves Lopez and Michelle Jones as the only Latinas still in the hunt for a General Assembly seat this year. Jones, a Democrat, faces Republican incumbent Emory Dunahoo Jr. in the House District 30 race in Hall County in November.

Lopez faces no Republican opposition in the November general election to replace retiring state Rep. Hugh Floyd, D-Norcross. You can read more about Lopez here.

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