Mother Of Slain Jacksonville Teen Wins Democratic Nomination For Congressional Seat
Lucia "Lucy" McBath has won the Democratic nomination in the race for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.
The Sixth Congressional District is located in the Atlanta area and includes Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton.
McBath beat Kevin Abel in the Democratic primary runoff. She gained notoriety as a gun control activist after her son, Jordan Davis, 17, was shot and killed in Jacksonville in 2012 in a dispute over loud music at a Gate gas station.
Michael Dunn, a software developer, was convicted of first-degree murder in Davis's killing.
The racially tinged case drew national media coverage and came amid increased scrutinyof the deaths of young black men. Dunn is white. Davis was black.
“I am at a loss for words. Thank you to my supporters, friends & family. And I want to thank my dear Jordan, my rock & inspiration,” McBath wrote on Twitter early Wednesday morning following her win.
I am at a loss for words. Thank you to my supporters, friends & family. And I want to thank my dear Jordan, my rock & inspiration. We deserve better representation in DC, and I intend to show the good people of #GA06 what a tough, determined mother can do. On to November! pic.twitter.com/OqXCbw53cu— Lucy McBath (@lucymcbath) July 25, 2018
With 100 percent of the results reported, Vox.com reported McBath captured 53 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent for Abel.
McBath will face Republican incumbent Rep. Karen Handel in the November election.