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State Senate District 50 race moves to runoff
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Outside of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. - photo by David Barnes

Republicans Stacy Hall and Bo Hatchett are moving to a runoff Aug. 11 for the Georgia Senate District 50 position, with the winner of that race facing Democrat Dee Daley in November. 

The District 50 race drew six Republicans seeking to fill the seat vacated by State Sen. John Wilkinson, R-Toccoa, who decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Who they are: Both Hall and Hatchett are from Habersham County. Hall is the chairman of the Habersham County Board of Commissioners, and he and his wife Ivy own a real estate development business. Hatchett is an attorney, and he owns a real estate business.

How they reacted: “I’m proud of the campaign that we ran. We’ve got a lot of volunteers, a lot of energy and a lot of momentum going into the runoff, and we’re excited about the next eight weeks,” Hall said. 

Hatchett said, “I’m looking forward to running a clean campaign over the next few weeks, and hopefully it turns out good for us in August."

On the issues: They both view education and public safety as state budget priorities. They both want to minimize government interference in business. Hall said he supports tort reform, which would protect businesses from some lawsuits. Hatchett supports a payroll tax cut for small businesses.

What’s next: Hall and Hatchett will compete in a runoff election Aug. 11. 

Georgia Senate, District 50
  • Andy Garrison, R: 14.37%

  • Dan Gasaway, R: 7.23%

  • Stacy Hall, R: 24.39%

  • Bo Hatchett, R: 23.46%

  • Tricia Lynne Hise, R: 18.03%

  • Lee Moore, R: 12.51%

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