Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Longtime Georgia Democrat Doug Stoner lost his District 6 Senate seat to Republican newcomer Hunter Hill in Tuesday's election.
One Smyrna incumbent will not be returning to the Georgia State Senate. Longtime Democrat Doug Stoner was defeated by Republican newcomer Hunter Hill in the District 6 Senate race during Tuesday's election. As the election-day voting tally rolled in, Hill overcame Stoner, and gradually added to his margins to win by 3,066 votes. The final, unofficial results show that Hill collected 35,299 votes, or 52 percent, to Stone's 32,233 votes, or 48 percent. Stoner lead among Cobb voters with 20,412 votes, or 59 percent, to Hill’s 14,312 votes, or 41 percent. Fulton County's reporting was delayed, and the final, unofficial results didn't roll in until late Wednesday morning. Hill had a clear win in Fulton County, collecting 20,987 votes, 63.92-…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Longtime Georgia Senate Democrat Doug Stoner competes against Republican newcomer Hunter Hill for the District 6 State Senate seat in Tuesday's election.
The State Senate District 6 race between incumbent Senator Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) and Republican newcomer Hunter Hill is expected to be a tight one in Tuesday's election. The Senate disctrict was redrawn last year, and now stretches from Smyrna-Vinings through Sandy Springs into Buckhead. Republicans make up 55 percent of the current district. Stoner, a Kennesaw State graduate and a longtime Senate Democrat first elected in 2002, has been a favorite among prominent business leaders in Metro Atlanta. Hill, a Vinings resident and a West Point grad, ran against Stoner in 2008 and beat out other Republican candidates Josh Belinfante and Drew Ellenburg in the 2012 primary, with 52.26-percent of 8,956 total votes. See Also
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tuesday's Election Day is quickly approaching. Here's what you need to know locally: The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only other candidate currently on the Georgia ballot. Click here to join in the discussion and leave your photos and videos from the day as well. Republican Howard Stopeck will face Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 U.S. Congressional seat. In the Georgia Senate race for District 6, Republican Hunter Hill faces incumbent Democrat Sen. Doug Stoner. District 6 was redrawn to include portions of Buckhead and Sandy Springs. The new district boundaries still …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Doug Stoner is seeking re-election as the District 6 State Senator.
State Sen. Doug Stoner is the only Democrat seeking nomination for the District 6 State Senate seat. He'll compete against the Republican nominee in the November election. Stoner lives in Smyrna with his wife and two daughters. State Senate District 6 has been redrawn and now includes part of Buckhead. Are there any issues facing the “new” district that are different from the old? The way that I look at it generally I would say the only difference is geography, but if you actually look at the overall district the communities being Buckhead and Sandy Springs have a lot of similar issues to deal with. Now each community has certain idiosyncrasies, but I find that there’s kind of an overarching theme of issues which go from basically …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be facing Buckhead and metro Atlanta.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Buckhead Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Transportation Investment Act: Voters from the 10-county metro Atlanta region decide whether to impose a one-percent transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax for the next 10 years that will fund a list of 157 transportation improvement projects. The tax is a hot topic in Buckhead as well as throughout metro Atlanta. Where do all of the candidates in the upcoming election stand on this issue? District 5 House of Representatives: Rep. John Lewis (D-5th District), who represents …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
District 6 Sen. Doug Stoner will make opening remarks at tonight's forum held at Georgia Tech on the transportation referendum vote.
Thursday evening, the Georgia Tech Business Network will host a public forum on the upcoming transportation referendum vote. The 6:30 p.m. event will be at LeCraw Auditorim located in the Georgia Tech College of Management at 800 West Peachtree Street. Senator Doug Stoner, Democratic Caucus Chairman, Georgia State Senate, will make opening remarks. Stoner's redrawn District 6 now includes part of Buckhead. The panelists include Mark Toro, Managing Partner, North American Properties; Dave Williams, Vice President of Transportation, Metro Atlanta Chamber; and Debbie Dooley, National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots. Catherine Ross who chairs the Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development at Georgia Tech, will serve as the moderator. …