The Republican easily won a full term to represent District 46 in Northeast Cobb.
State Rep. John Carson easily won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday in the only contested legislative race in the East Cobb area in the general election. Carson, a Republican, easily defeated Democrat Kevin "Big Kev" Westphal for a full term representing District 46, which covers most of Northeast Cobb and portions of southern Cherokee. Unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State's office showed that Carson received 18,719 votes, or 73.4 percent, to 6,785 votes for Westphal, or 26.6 percent. Westphal was the only Democratic candidate to qualify for any state or local race in heavily Republican Northeast Cobb. Carson was first elected in a 2011 special election to succeed the late Rep. Bobby Franklin…
Lassiter High School graduate and State House candidate Kevin Westphal is the only member of his party running for local office.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
There are a few competitive primary races in Northeast Cobb this summer, but only in the Republican primary. Legislative incumbents Don Parsons, Matt Dollar and John Carson will have GOP opponents in the July 31 primary. So will sitting Cobb school board member David Banks. Only one candidate vying for any local office in Northeast Cobb this year is a Democrat. Kevin "Big Kev" Westphal, an active member of the Cobb Democratic Party and the Young Democrats of Georgia, has qualified to run in the November general election for State House District 46. He will await the primary winner between Carson, who's seeking his first term, and Woodstock minister Martin Hawley. Westphal, a Lassiter High School graduate who attended the University of …