ROSWELL, Ga. – After a special election and several weeks of runoff campaigning, Roswell finally has a new municipal court judge – Brian Hansford.
With 6,875 votes cast in the July 22 special election runoff, Hansford won the post with 59.58 percent. Opponent Melanie Ellwanger garnered 40.42 percent.
Hansford is now the last remaining elected municipal judge in the state. Roswell is unique in that its citizens elect their judges, rather than the state standard of the cities appointing them.
In other races, David Perdue won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. He defeated Jack Kingston with 54 percent of the vote, and will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the November general election.
For state school superintendent, Richard Wood won the Republican nomination with 50.09 percent. He defeated Michael Buck and will face Democratic candidate Valarie Wilson, who won the Democratic nomination with 55 percent of the vote against Alisha Morgan.