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2020 Elections Review: Celebration or Post-mortem

November 6, 2020

The 2020 General Elections have come and, well, are still going. After a very hard fought election cycle, we, almost, have winners.

Georgia has made the national spotlight as a battleground state to help determine the Presidency, as well as the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. A massive mail in vote this year has caused a delay in a final count of Georgia votes. While at our story’s deadline votes were still being counted in GA, here is a look at some other important races.

U.S. Senate – In the race between Sen. David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, Sen. Perdue looks to have been pushed into a run-off. In the other Senate seat, Sen. Kelly Loeffler beat out Congressman Doug Collins to advance to a run-off with Democratic candidate, Rev. Raphael Warnock. That election will be in January.

U.S. Congress – REALTOR® Champion Rep. David Scott easily won re-election. Incumbent Congresswoman Lucy McBath won a rematch with former Congresswoman Karen Handel. Also returning to Washington is Hank Johnson (GA-4) and Barry Loudermilk (GA-11).Metro Atlanta will be sending new members of Congress to Washington including Nikema Williams (GA-5), Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14).

County Commissions – Cobb County saw a change in the Commission Chair when Commissioner Lisa Cupid defeated Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce. Also winning was Jerica Richardson, District 2 and Monique Sheffield, District 4.

Gwinnett County saw similar changes with Nicole Love Hendrickson easily defeating her opponent to be the next Commission Chair. Kirkland Carden and Jasper Watkins, III also will be new Commissioners.

To view other statewide elections click here or to see races closer to you, visit the Secretary of States page here and click on your county.

If you have any questions, contact Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson at (404) 732-0631.

About the PBOR Market Brief

The Paulding Board of REALTORS® (PBOR)  Market Brief is compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Board at 770.866.1397.

*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

About the Paulding Board of REALTORS®

The Paulding Board of REALTORS® (PBOR) has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in Paulding County, Georgia for more than a decade. PBOR serves as a central source of information for its members, with mainly focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing REALTORS® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.

About First Multiple Listing Service

First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. FMLS was founded in 1957 by a group of Brokers who wanted to share their listings and connect buyers and sellers.  Today FMLS is the largest MLS in Georgia & the 4th largest MLS in the United States, serving nearly 54,000 real estate Agents & Brokers.  For additional information or to start a discussion about how to partner with FMLS please contact join@fmls.com.

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