Gardner Has Commanding Lead in House District 57 Race
Rep. Pat Gardner appears to have defeated Rep. Rashad Taylor in the battle to represent portions of Virginia-Highland, Midtown, southeast Atlanta and southwest Atlanta
Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta) appears to have defeated Rep. Rashad Taylor (D-Atlanta) to secure a seat in the state legislature.
Both incumbents faced off in a battle for the District 57 seat after legislators redrew district boundaries statewide last year.
With all 20 precincts reporting, Gardner received 62.08-percent of votes. Taylor received 37.92-percent of votes.
Gardner, 72, has represented District 57 for nearly 12 years.
Taylor, 31, currently represents District 55, which includes portions of Northwest and Southwest Atlanta.
The new District 57 boundaries run from Morningside to SW Atlanta, including portions of Virginia-Highland, Midtown and neighborhoods east of Downtown Atlanta.