The state Senate District 32 race is heading to a May 16 runoff election between Democrat Christine Triebsch and Republican Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick. The two were the top vote-getters April 18 among eight candidates (5 Republicans and 3 Democrats) seeking to replace Republican Judson Hill. Judson Hill resigned his State Senate seat to run for the District 6 Congressional seat.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Triebsch, a Democrat, won the most votes –12,696 votes, 24 percent of the total votes. Republican candidate Kay Kirkpatrick earned 11,586 votes/ 21.9 percent of the vote total.

Christine Triebsch is a mother of 2 teenagers, and trial attorney with a focus in family and juvenile law. She received her law degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta in 1995. For more information about Christine Triebsch, visit

For 30 years Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick served as an orthopedic surgeon here in metro Atlanta. She is the former president of Resurgens Orthopedics. She and her husband, Thomas, an emergency physician, have two adult children and live in the Ashebrooke subdivision. For more information about Kay Kirkpatrick, visit:

State Senate Race Goes to Runoff

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