Carson Re-Elected to State House

State Rep. John Carson easily won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday in the only contested legislative race in the East Cobb area in the general election.

Carson, a Republican, easily defeated Democrat Kevin "Big Kev" Westphal for a full term representing District 46, which covers most of Northeast Cobb and portions of southern Cherokee.

Unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State's office showed that Carson received 18,719 votes, or 73.4 percent, to 6,785 votes for Westphal, or 26.6 percent.

Westphal was the only Democratic candidate to qualify for any state or local race in heavily Republican Northeast Cobb.

Carson was first elected in a 2011 special election to succeed the late Rep. Bobby Franklin.

Northeast Cobb's other elected representatives were determined this summer.

State Rep. Don Parsons and Cobb Board of Education member David Banks both won their Republican primaries. State Sen. Judson Hill, also a Republican, was unopposed.

For full Georgia and Cobb elections results, please visit the Georgia Secretary of State's elections page.

By Wendy Parker