While Jordan was the leading vote-getter Nov. 7, more than half of the voters cast ballots for one of the five Republican candidates in the race. Howard received the second-most votes of the eight candidates in his second bid for the seat in two years.
Political strategists say the district, which spans from Smyrna to parts of Sandy Springs, is nearly evenly split between Democratic and Republican voters.
In the Senate, Nikema Williams, who works for Planned Parenthood, was victorious over Linda Pritchett, a paralegal. Williams will replace former longtime state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, who vacated his seat to make a failed bid to become Atlanta's mayor.
Williams and Pritchett, both Democrats, met in the runoff after they beat two other Democrats and a Republican candidate in the Nov. 7 special election for Senate District 39.
The long, socio-economically diverse district stretches from South Fulton to parts of Buckhead.
In southside House District 60, Kim Schofield won a race to represent an area that includes College Park, East Point, Forest Park and southwest Atlanta.
Schofield, an Emory University researcher, defeated De’Andre Pickett, an education administrator. Both candidates are Democrats. Schofield will replace Keisha Waites, who ran for the chairmanship of the Fulton County Commission.