Cannon, Long head to runoff in HD 58 special election

[private]Park Cannon and former legislator Ralph Long will face each in a Feb. 16 runoff election for Atlanta’s House District 58 seat.

Cannon had 395 votes in Tuesday’s special election to 281 for Long, while attorney Kwame Thompson forced the runoff by drawing 158 votes.

Cannon, a women’s wellness advocate for the Feminist Women’s Health Center, and Long, a real estate broker, are vying to see who will replace Simone Bell. Bell resigned from the House of Representatives several weeks ago to accept a new job with Lambda Legal.

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