Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin, said his team took advantage of three weeks of advance voting with a tactic to overcome confusion about the election’s move by the state legislature from November to May.
Eighty-nine votes separated physician Mark Newton and attorney Wright McLeod in Augusta polling.
Congressman Rick Allen easily withstood a Republican primary challenge Tuesday from old rival Eugene Yu with 79 percent of votes.
For the first time since 1987, they'll be a new marshal in Richmond County.
Trey Allen was victorious over Lee Benedict in round two between the candidates for the Columbia County District 2 seat.
Lee Anderson took first place in voting Tuesday for the Republican nomination to an open state Senate seat, forcing him into a runoff with second-place finisher Greg Grzybowski.
Incumbent state representative Earnest Smith was upset by challenger Sheila Clark Nelson while Wayne Howard survived his challenge in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the Georgia House of Representatives.
Sullivan will replace Elaine Johnson who is retiring after more than 20 years in the office.
With most of the votes counted Tuesday evening in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties, Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. easily beat back a challenge by an Augusta attorney.
ATLANTA - Every Georgia Republican member of Congress easily defeated primary challengers Tuesday, including U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who crushed two long-shot challengers to earn a bid for a third term.