Lucas, Paris headed for runoff in state Senate race

mlee@macon.comJuly 19, 2011 

It will be another month before Macon, Twiggs and Wilkinson get a new state Senator. The three-way election forced an Aug. 16 runoff between two Democrats: former state Rep. David Lucas and former Macon city council President Miriam Paris.

Paris finished with some 44 percent of the vote, Lucas at 39 percent and Republican Bobby Gale at about 16 percent with 96 percent of the precincts reporting.

The ultimate winner takes the place of Robert Brown, the state Senate minority leader who left the state Capitol to run for mayor of Macon.

It will be the first time either has represented a rural area: the seat covers East Macon, a sliver of Houston County, but also most of Wilkinson and all of Twiggs.

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