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|Georgia State Senate District 50|
was a Republican
candidate in the November 8, 2011 special election
for the Georgia State Senate
, District 28. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Jim Butterworth
(R) resigned to accept an appointment as Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard.
- See also: State legislative special elections, 2011
Burger faced fellow Republicans Rick Austin, David Strickland, and John Wilkinson. In addition, Mary Beth Focer ran for the seat as a Democrat. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote on November 8, the top two vote getters--Austin and Wilkinson--proceeded to a runoff election on December 6.
- ↑ Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Jim ‘B-1′ Butterworth tapped as new head of Ga. National Guard," September 6, 2011
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "List of Candidates, District 25," October 19, 2011
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, District 50, Unofficial Results, November 8, 2011