State Senate District 13 nominees selected

State Senate District 13 nominees selected

ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - Both the Republican and Democratic nominees were selected for the Georgia Senate District 13 seat during Tuesday’s election.

Republican Incumbent Carden Summers, of Cordele, and his opponent Spud Bowen, of Tifton, battled it out at the polls for the GOP nomination.

On Wednesday, the Associated Press called the race and said Summers took the nomination.

Summers said he is humbled by the outcome.

“I want people to realize that the ones that voted for me I so much appreciate them. The ones that didn’t vote for me, I’m here for those people also and I wanna do what’s best for our area, especially in South Georgia,” said Summers.

Senator Summers said he is heading back to Atlanta for session on Monday to work on the budget and crossover bills from the House that hit the Senate just before COVID-19 shut down the session.

The Democratic nominees, Ruenett Melton, of Tifton, and Mary Egler, of Leesburg, also went head to head Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Associated Press called the race in Egler’s favor.

“I wish to thank God, and all of the people who supported me and the ones who brought new insight about the issues at hand. Especially the issues that have risen from the pandemic along with the lingering problems of financial, health, safety, education, productivity, transportation, retail and food production.”
Mary Egler in a statement to WALB News 10

“I will work to help make some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel with these issues,” Egler told us.

Summers will now face Egler in the November election to represent Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Tift, Turner, Worth and parts of Sumter and Wilcox counties.

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