Veteran state lawmaker David Lucas successfully completes his quest to regain a seat in the Georgia General Assembly.
Lucas, a Macon Democrat, defeated Republican Bobby Gale of Irwinton in Tuesdays general election to capture the District 26 state Senate seat. Lucas polled 42,627 votes to 19,792 for Gale.
That's 68 percent to 32 percent.
District 26 includes parts or all of Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Jones, Hancock and Houston counties.
Lucas won the Democratic nomination by defeating incumbent Miriam Paris and Irving Martinez in the July primary election. Gale was unopposed in the Republican primary.
With Tuesday's victory, Lucas returns to the General Assembly, where he served in the House of Representatives for 34 years.
He resigned his House seat in June 2011 to seek the District 26 seat which became vacant when the late Sen. Robert Brown resigned the position to run for Macon mayor.