Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter's Grandson, Wins Georgia Race For State Senate

05/11/2010 10:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter's eldest grandson has easily won a seat in the Georgia state Senate. It makes him the first Carter elected in Georgia politics since the 1970s.

Jason Carter ran in a special election Tuesday as a Democrat, the same party as his grandfather, for the vacant seat.

Unofficial returns show Carter defeating Democrat Tom Stubbs with 65 percent of the vote to 23 percent.

The 34-year-old Carter, who is a lawyer, was at an Atlanta-area restaurant with his grandmother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and other relatives.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter stumped with their grandson on Saturday to rally voters to the polls.