Shaw Blackmon won House District 146 seat in special election run-off

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Shaw Blackmon won Tuesday’s special election run-off for the State House of Representatives District 146 seat.  He beat Larry Walker with 57% of the votes. Walker earned 43% of the votes.

Blackmon received 2,520 votes.  Walker got 1,905 votes.

Blackmon was surrounded by friends, family, and supporters as the results came in. He tells 41NBC he is honored to serve Houston County at the Capitol and can’t wait to hit the ground running.

“A smarter, more effective government is exactly what we intend to take to the House,” Blackmon said. “We’ll be fighting for the folks of Houston COunty to make that a reality.”

The Houston County Board of Elections tells 41NBC, 14%t of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election run-off.  That’s two-percent more than the July 14 special election.

Blackmon will serve under the Gold Dom for one year. He is finishing House Majority Leader Representative Larry O’Neal’s unexpired term.


PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Houston County voters are heading back to the polls again to elect their new state representative.

The special run-off election for the State House of Representatives District 146 seat is between Shaw Blackmon and Larry Walker. During last month’s special election, Blackmon received 44% of the votes and Walker got 35%.

The two republicans share similar stances on issues important to the Peach State. They want to lower taxes, reduce unnecessary government regulations, and make Georgia the place to do business. They also want to get rid of the common core and support Georgia’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

A little more than 12% of Houston County’s registered voters cast ballots during the July 14 special election.

The winner of the run-off will serve for one year to fill the unexpired term of former House Majority Leader Representative Larry O’Neal. He announced his resignation in April. The governor appointed O’Neal as the administrative law judge for the Georgia Tax Tribunal.

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