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Pirkle defeats Hudgins in State Representative race

Turner County farmer Clay Pirkle won the election with 59 percent of the vote. Turner County farmer Clay Pirkle won the election with 59 percent of the vote.
Former Ocilla Mayor Horace Hudgins lost the election, with 41 percent of the vote. Former Ocilla Mayor Horace Hudgins lost the election, with 41 percent of the vote.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The official results are in as five South Georgia counties voted to elect a new state representative.

Turner County farmer Clay Pirkle won the election with 59 percent of the vote, beating out former Ocilla Mayor Horace Hudgins, who took in 41 percent.

The polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The special election was held to fill the remaining term of Jay Roberts.

He resigned in May to take a job at Georgia's Department of Transportation.

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