Incumbent Jason Carter easily won re-election Tuesday night to the state Senate seat in District 42, which covers most of Decatur and Avondale Estates.
With 48 of 48 precincts reporting, Carter won 73.90 percent of the vote compared to 25.99 percent for Republican Ken Quarterman. A total of 71,119 total votes were cast.
Carter shook hands and accepted congratulations at an Election Night party for DeKalb Democrats at Twain's in downtown Decatur.
He constantly checked his iPad and seemed more concerned about tighter races of other state Democrats. Early in the night he said, "I'm comfortable," about his own race.
Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, actually held a big lead before Election Day. In early voting, he was ahead 19,932 to 5,942.
He was first elected to the Senate seat in 2010. He lives in Candler Park with his wife and two sons.