The Latest on primary elections Tuesday in Georgia (all times local):


12:37 a.m.

The president of one of Georgia’s largest teacher organizations and a retired military officer face a Democratic primary runoff to challenge the Republican state school superintendent.

Sid Chapman of Griffin[1] and Otha Thornton Jr. of Richmond Hill will meet in a July 24 runoff after neither candidate got more than 50 percent of the vote in a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday.

Chapman is president of the Georgia Association of Educators. Thornton is a retired military officer and consultant.

The runoff winner will challenge GOP[2] School Superintendent Richard Woods[3] in November.


12:35 a.m....

Richard Keatley has won the Democratic nomination to challenge Georgia’s Republican labor commissioner.Keatley of Tucker defeated Fred Quinn of Atlanta[4] in the Democratic primary Tuesday. The winner faces GOP Labor Commissioner Mark Butler in the November general election.Butler is seeking a third term and ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The state labor commissioner enforces Georgia labor regulations, oversees unemployment programs and produces statistics on the state labor market.Keatley is a former Georgia State University professor of French and Italian. Keatley ran unsuccessfully last year in the special election for metro Atlanta[5]’s 6th Congressional District. He considered another run for Congress this year before switching to the labor commissioner’s race.___12:15 a.m.Democrats Lucy McBath and Kevin Abel will face off in a July runoff election to determine which candidate gets challenge Georgia’s newest member of Congress in the fall.McBath and Abel were the top two finishers Tuesday in a four-way Democratic primary race in metro Atlanta[6]’s 6th Congressional District. The winner of the July 24 runoff will face Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in November.McBath of Marietta is a gun control activist whose teenage son was fatally shot in Florida in 2012. Abel is a businessman from Sandy Springs.Handel’s victory in a special election runoff last July ended a $50 million campaign that was the most expensive U.S. House race in history.Democrat Jon Ossoff gave Handel a close race for the Republican-leaning seat last year. He passed on a 2018 rematch with Handel, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary.___12:13 a.m.The newest member of Georgia’s utility regulating Public Service Commission has overcome a challenge by a fellow Republican seeking her seat.Tricia Pridemore of Marietta defeated solar advocate John Hitchins III on Tuesday in the GOP[7] primary for the PSC’s District 5 seat. Pridemore was appointed in February by Gov. Nathan Deal to fill a vacancy on the PSC.Stockbridge consultant Dawn Randolph won the Democratic primary for the PSC seat Tuesday, defeating former state lawmaker Doug Stoner of Smyrna.Pridemore and Randolph will face off in the November general election.The PSC regulates electrical and gas utilities in Georgia as well as other service providers. Though its commissioners run for assigned districts, they are elected

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