Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick was the victor for the newly formed House District 93 seat Tuesday, receiving 94.62 percent of the 7,728 votes cast in DeKalb precincts to opponent Christine Hoffer's 5.33 percent.
Kendrick, a Democrat, received 10,694 votes, or 67 percent, to Republican Hoffer's 5,249 votes, or 33 percent.
Based on 2010 data, Hoffer saw a pattern leaning Democratic in the 11 precincts which are now in newly formed District 93. Still, she said, "I wanted to reach out to conservative Democrats regarding social issues."
According to information from the state's Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, the 11 precincts voted 72 percent Democratic for govenor and lieutenant governor and 71 percent Democratic in the U.S. Senate race that year.
District 93 covers Lithonia, Loganville, Snellville and Stone Mountain.
Kendrick said she feels "confident that we ran a good solid campaign."
She said her effort involved "just reaching out and communicating, and saying I'm accessible. I think that's one of the things that put us over the top."
Hoffer said: "We have a great district. It’s been a wonderful experience for me getting out there and going door to door."
"I do wish Dar'shun well," Hoffer said.
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