Did you vote today, Fayette County?

Update: Matt Ramsey takes it without a runoff, garnering 53.4% of the vote. Congratulations, Rep. Ramsey!

The special election to replace the late State Rep. Dan Lakly in House 72 is today. Four candidates are running to fill the open seat, which attorney Matt Ramsey, easily the most visible candidate in the race (and the first to announce for it) is expected to win.

Results can be seen here as soon as the polls close.

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  1. RuralDem says:

    “Matt Ramsey, easily the most visible candidate in the race (and the first to announce for it) is expected to win.”

    First time I’ve heard that. The only candidate I even knew about was Kevin Madden.

  2. Icarus says:

    From the Fayette Citizen: (TheCitizen.com)

    Ramsey maintains lead in first 7 precincts
    Tue, 12/18/2007 – 7:35pmBy: The Citizen
    Matt Ramsey has stretched out his lead — slightly — in the race for the 72nd House district seat Tuesday night.

    With seven precincts Ramsey had 980 votes (55.3 percent) while Steve Brown was in second with 391 votes (22.09 percent). Kevin Madden was in third with 279 votes (15.76 percent) and Heidi Becker Vaisvil had 119 votes (6.7 percent).

    With a number of precints still out, the race could change a bit. If none of the candidates gets at least 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will face off in a runoff election.

  3. GabrielSterling says:

    With 14 of 21 precincts in, barring some massive precincts out, Ramsey looks to win without a runoff. He’s still at 54.6%.

  4. Icarus says:

    The Fayette Citizen reports that Ramsey has it without a runoff.

    Congratulations Matt. You’ve got some big shoes to fill.

  5. Jeff Emanuel says:

    That’s because you’re (a) a Democrat, and (b) not from Fayette County, RuralDem. This is my home territory (I was a Fayette Co resident from 1990 to 2005, and do what I can to stay up with it 🙂 ).

  6. RuralDem says:

    I’ll give you the second one, but I tend to follow both parties, thanks.

    So in the past two state house special elections, the Republican has won outright, with the second place finisher being a Republican as well.

    If you watch the WWE then you’ll get the following:


  7. Lane Watts says:

    Congratulations to State Representative-elect Matt Ramsey! We know you will represent us well and we’re very proud of you.

    Yes, Jeff is one of our honorary Fayette GOPers. We keep him in the loop while he’s in that liberal wilderness they call Athens-Clarke County :-).

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