Before leaving office, Stover was one of 10 Republican legislators who signed a resolution calling for Ralston to resign over his handling of court cases. Ralston, a defense attorney, frequently delayed criminal cases by claiming court dates interfered with his legislative duties, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News.
The lone Democrat in the race, Jill Prouty, came in third place. Republican Nina Blackwelder finished in fourth place.
The winner of the runoff will represent more than 55,000 voters in House District 71 in Coweta and Fayette counties southwest of Atlanta.