Hunter Defeats Beaudreau in Gwinnett District 3 Runoff

The Gwinnett BOC will have two new faces for 2013, with Jace Brooks representing District 1.

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners will have two new faces for 2013.

Gwinnett County District 3 will have a new commissioner in January, to go with District 1, which includes Suwanee.

Challenger Tommy Hunter narrowly defeated incumbent District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau in the Aug. 21 runoff election. With absentee ballots not yet included, and 38 of 39 precincts counted, Hunter got 4,577 or 50.31 percent of 9,098 votes cast.

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Although it was possible the absentee ballots could technically make a difference, Beaudreau gave a concession speech at Summit Chase County Club in Snellville.

He told supporters he was looking forward to spending time with his family. He said, however, he was still a District 3 resident and would be holding Hunter accountable.

In July, former

  • Mike Beaudreau (I)  4,521  -  49.69 percent
  • Tommy Hunter        4,577  - 50.31 percent

In the Non Partisan Superior Court Judge race, with 130 of 156 precincts reporting, the following results were recorded.

  • Tracy Mason Blasi   6,550  -  30.17 percent
  • Kathy Schrader     15,161  -  69.83 percent

In the Non Partisan State Court Judge race, with 130 of 156 precincts reporting, the following results were reported.

  • Emily Brantley    12,607  -  59.62 percent
  • Pam Britt             8,537  -  40.38 percent

These results are unofficial without the inclusion of absentee ballots.

Lawrenceville Patch contributed to this article.


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