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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

August 6, 2008

SOUTH GEORGIA (WALB) - Voters all over Georgia went to the polls Tuesday to decide one statewide and numerous local runoffs, but one race isn't over yet.

There will be a runoff after a special election to fill a state senate vacancy. Former Superior Court Judge John Crosby from Tifton was the top vote getter in the Senate District 13 race. He'll face Lee County Commissioner Wally Roberts in a runoff in three weeks.

Rusty Simpson from Tifton finished a close third in the five-man race.

Crosby says crime prevention and education are the top two issues he wants to address in Atlanta. "We have got to provide our teachers with all the support that we can to be sure that they have a good safe environment to teach our children," says Crosby.

Wally Roberts kept an eye on the results from his Lee County home. He hopes voters will pay attention to this race and show up to vote in the runoff.

"I want thank all my voters. I'm very honored that they come out and voted for me. I appreciate it very much , and I hope I can get them out again in about three weeks," says Roberts.

District 13 covers Ben Hill, Crisp, Irwin, Lee, Tift, Turner, Worth, and Wilcox counties. Voters there will return to the polls August 26th for the runoff.

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