Robb Pitts will remain Fulton County Commission chair after barely fighting off a Democratic primary challenge from Keisha Waites with just over 51 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results.

Robb Pitts.
Robb Pitts.

Pitts, a Buckhead resident, won the countywide chair position in a special runoff election last December, where he also beat Waites with about 55 percent of the votes.

This time around, Pitt’s win was narrower. In the unofficial results, he earned 42,584 votes to Waites’s 40,812.

Pitts faces no opposition in the November general election.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.