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House Seat 162: Gilliard, Blakely heading to runoff

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Carl Gilliard and Alicia Blakely will be heading to a runoff for the State House District 162 seat. 

Carl Gilliard claimed 46 percent of the vote. Blakely came in second with 28 percent. However, since a candidate did not claim a majority, 50 percent plus one, we will head to a runoff. 

House Seat 162 includes Berwick, Carver Village, West Savannah and Garden City just to name a few.

Both candidates have already qualified for the May 24 primary ahead of the general election for the seat for the next four years.

Gilliard held is watch party at his church, the Family Life Center on Augusta Road.

"I've been born for this race and born for the position that I'm walking into and for three weeks, for this team that we've had to come and amass 22,000 people, it's exciting. So, I'm looking forward to the passion that we have for these issues,” said Gilliard.

We did made calls to Alicia Blakely, but she did not get in touch with us on where her party was being held Tuesday night.

The House Seat 162 runoff election is scheduled for April 26th.

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