Pittman Wins; Nice Leads

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Ajay Pittman prevailed in her runoff election to fill a State House of Representatives seat and Nikki Nice led in her eight-person race to fill a City Council seat.

The two women were involved in Tuesday’s elections.

Miss Pittman won her race and will become the next legislator representing District 99.

She defeated Nkem House with 1481 votes (51.9 percent). Mr. House received 1,270 vote tallies (48.1 percent).

The seat is held now by State Rep. George Young, who, by winning in a Democratic primary, was successful in his bid for the District 48 State Senate seat held now by Ajay Pittman’s mother, State Sen. Anastasia Pittman. The state senator won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in primary elections earlier this year.

Anastasia Pittman, before she was elected to the State Senate, held the same District 99 seat won by Ajay Pittman Tuesday night.

In Tuesday’s vote, Ajay Pittman garnered 1,481 votes (51.9 percent) to defeat Nkem House, who received 1,270 votes (48.1 percent).

State Sen. Anastasia Pittman will face Matt Pinnell (the winner of Tuesday’s Republican runoff), in the November general elections.

They are vying to become the state’s new lieutenant governor.

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