Washington D. C. – The Puerto Rican Zulma Lopez – a lawyer specialized in immigration matters-, is on the way to being a state representative in Georgia after beating the incumbent Michele Henson in a second round that took place on Tuesday.
According to data published on the Georgia State Department page, Lopez obtained 54.37% of the votes cast in the 86th district of DeKalb County, compared to 45.63% for Rep. Henson.
Representative Henson has been in office for three decades.
Because there is no Republican candidate in November, Lopez is virtually guaranteed his election.
The Puerto Rican Lopez is a product of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), where he completed his baccalaureate and juris doctor of Law.