Bee Nguyen, wins Georgia House District 89 seat in runoff

Atlanta, Nov 5, 2017 — The Atlanta Mayoral Race runoff is heading towards a recount as Keisha Lance Bottoms (46,464) has a slight edge over Mary Norwood (45,705) on Tuesday special election.

First time candidate Bee Nguyen defeated another Asian American candidate Sachin Varghese by 420 votes for the Georgia House District 89 seat runoff. Nguyen created history by being the first Vietnamese American candidate to hold the Georgia House seat.

Alex Wan, who attempted to become the first Asian American to hold the Atlanta City Council President post, was defeated by Felicia Moore in the runoff. Moore garnered 46,512 votes versus Wan collected 38,816 votes.

Atlanta Mayoral Runoff

Keisha Lance Bottoms 46,464 (50%)
Mary Norwood 45,705 (50%)
Total 92,169

Atlanta City Council President

Felicia Moore 46,512 (55%)
Alex Wan 38,816 (45%)
Total 85,328

Georgia House District 89

Bee Nguyen 4,576 (52%)
Sachin Varghese 4,156 (48%)
Total 8,732