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Georgia House Races

A look at all the 2018 races for the Georgia House of Representatives

House District 106

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

  • County: Gwinnett County
  • Metro Area/Region: East Atlanta Suburbs
  • Cities/Towns/Areas: Lawrenceville, Grayson, Snellville and Loganville

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • Population: 56,031
  • Median Household Income: $68,454
  • Education:
    • Completed High School 46%
    • Completed College/Beyond 45.7%
  • Race:
    • White 50.6%
    • Black 31.8%
    • Hispanic 8.7%
    • Asian 6.3%

POLITICAL AREA

  • Congressional District(s): GA-4, GA-7
  • GA Senate District: SD-9, SD-55

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

2016 Clinton 49.74% Trump 47.04% Margin=D+2.7%
2012 Obama 42.29% Romney 56.44% Margin=R+14.1%
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DISTRICT ELECTION RESULTS

Year Candidate Percentage Vote Total
2016 Brett Harrell (R)
100% 17,835
None
N/A N/A
2014 Brett Harrell (R)
100% 12,003
None
N/A N/A
2012 Brett Harrell (R)
100% 16,792
None
N/A N/A

CANDIDATE

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Brett Harrell has run in four races, winning all of them. In 2012, 2014 and 2016 he ran unopposed. He has raised $343,056 from a broad range of industries, with largest contributions from general business, uncoded, finance/insurance/real estate and health.

NOTES AND SUMMARY

This is an increasingly diverse district in which the Republican representative, Brett Harrell (R), has run unopposed since 2012.  Democrat Faith Chikwekwe was a candidate for the 2018 race, with strong support among progressives, but she withdrew for personal reasons.

Harrell is a former small business owner in the district and former mayor of Snellville. Among other committee positions, he is vice chair of the Rules Committee. He voted for concealed carry, prohibiting funding for sanctuary campuses, and the "religious liberty" bill.

A second Democrat had been anticipated to run for this seat but also changed her mind at  the last minute. Harrell is running unopposed.