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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.

has represented District 57 for nearly 12 years.

currently represents District 55, which includes portions of Northwest and Southwest Atlanta.

run from Morningside to SW Atlanta, including portions of Virginia-Highland, Midtown and neighborhoods east of Downtown Atlanta.

Mike King August 01, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Congratulations to Pat. She worked hard for re-election and deserves another term. Her expertise in the area of health care and health insurance reform will serve the state well.
Bobbie Paul August 01, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Yea, Pat!!!! Congratulations. I'm sorry you're not my representative anymore but so happy to call you a wonderful friend. Bobbie

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