Frank Ginn of Madison County prevailed Tuesday to win the Republican runoff for the State Senate District 47 seat. Ginn will face Democrat Tim Riley in November.
Ginn defeated Shane Coley of Winder for the nomination on Tuesday by a 55-45 percent margin.
In the runoff for the Republican nomination for Governor, Gainesville's Nathan Deal carried Jackson County by 65-35 percent. Deal gathered 3,919 votes in the county to Karen Handel's 2,047.