Albers, Price Win New Terms; Bond Referendum Approved
Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Sen. John Albers and the Roswell bond referendum all came out on top.
With 65.24 percent of the approval vote, the Roswell bond referendum passed rather easily. The $14.7 million set to be borrowed by the city has been promised by local leaders to fund transportation improvements at Ga 400/Holcomb Bridge Road, a new fire station and an indoor aquatic center, among other items.
Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race.
Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on:
- The systematic reduction and elimination of the Georgia income tax - trading it in for fair consumption taxes
- Real traffic and transportation solutions - without adding any new taxes
- Make Georgia the national leader in natural gas - moving the state away from foreign dependency on oil
State House District Republican incumbent Harry Geisinger faced no challenger in the race for his District 48 seat. He received 97.80 percent of the vote.
Both Albers and Price will each serve for another two-year term.