State Rep. Bob Trammell

 

Bob Trammell has only been serving in the Georgia House of Representatives since January 2015. But Monday, the Democrat from Luthersville pulled off what many are calling an upset when he became the new House Minority Leader.

Rep. Trammell defeated 24-year veteran Carolyn Hugley of Columbus and Winfred Dukes of Albany in the race for the Democrats’ top seat in the House. Dukes was ousted on the first round after garnering only nine votes. Trammell won the second round over Hugley, 32 to 24, to replace former Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who stepped down June 30 from her position because of her run for governor. Hugley, who had been serving as the House Minority Whip, was nominated by dean of the House — state Rep. Calvin Smyre, also of Columbus. 

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