BAINBRIDGE (WBNG) -- Assemblyman Clifford Crouch held his watch party at Highway 7 Bar and Grille in Bainbridge.
"I always try to support my local business in the district," said Crouch.
That's where he was joined by family, friends, and staff, as they watched the election results roll in. Clifford arrived just after 8 p.m. Thursday night and within hours, he had a strong lead over challenger Nick Libous.
Although he has held the 122nd district seat in the assembly for over two decades, this was the first time he ran opposed in years.
Crouch attributes his win to his experience and support from a district that knows him well.
"This is proof that my base is out there, it's good and solid. Even more than I anticipated. I can't say it enough. My people have supported me, they came out to vote today," said Crouch.
And for the upcoming term he says he doesn't see much changing.
"The issues may switch up somehow, but we work very hard to solve things," said Crouch
Crouch's district can expect the same out of him that they have always seen.
"I tell people what you see is what you get. I don't know how to be any different than who I am and that has resonated now over 20 years," he said.
Clifford Crouch is a supporter of the second amendment, education funding, and common core reform. He also advocates for farmers, veterans, and sportsmen.
Crouch won his seat with 72-percent of the votes. Nick Libous gained 28-percent.
12 News was not allowed inside OneGroup where republican Nick Libous' private watch party was held in Johnson City.
He said he would make himself available for an interview for our 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. That did not happen.
We reached out to him and have yet to hear back.