December 4, 2013

Retired veteran wins state House District 127 race

Associated Press

ATLANTA — A retired Army lieutenant has defeated a former educator to represent District 127 in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Brian Prince won about 56 percent of votes in the Tuesday general election runoff against Diane Evans.

The two entered a runoff after neither gained more than 50 percent of votes in a Nov. 5 special general election.

Prince and Evans, both Democrats, were vying to replace Augusta Democrat Quincy Murphy who died in August.

Georgia House District 127 includes parts of Jefferson and Richmond counties, near Augusta.