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Boddie wins Tuesday’s Democratic labor commissioner runoff

Endorsed by Stacey Abrams, Boddie will face GOP’s Bruce Thomson on Nov. 8
FILE - Georgia state Rep. William Boddie poses for a portrait at the capitol on Nov. 16, 2021,...
FILE - Georgia state Rep. William Boddie poses for a portrait at the capitol on Nov. 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams has endorsed Boddie in a June 21, 2022 runoff for labor commissioner. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)(Brynn Anderson | AP)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 11:09 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - William Boddie, who was endorsed by Stacey Abrams earlier this month, won Tuesday’s runoff in his quest to become Georgia’s next labor commissioner.

Boddie defeated Nicole Horn in the Democratic runoff for labor commissioner, and will face Republican Bruce Thomson on Nov. 8. Thomson won his party’s labor commissioner primary on May 24.

The state’s current labor commissioner is Republican Mark Butler, who was elected in 2010 but is not seeking reelection this year.

The last statewide constitutional office to be held by a Democrat was labor commissioner. Michael Thurmond, currently CEO of DeKalb County, held the office from 1999 to 2010.