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ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 9, 2018
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties & Indep): July 10, 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 4, 2018
State Primary: May 22, 2018
Primary Run-Off: July 24, 2018
State General Run-Off (if needed): December 4, 2018
Fed General Run-Off (if needed): January 8, 2019

State General Run-Off (if needed): December , 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on October 23, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Nathan Deal (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Jim Butterworth (R) - Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Georgia National Guard Commander

Casey Cagle (R) - Lt. Governor & Ex-State Sen.
Hunter Hill (R) - Ex-State Sen., Civil Engineer & Afghan War Veteran
Brian Kemp (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State Sen. & Businessman

Jack Kingston (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Insurance Broker & '14 US Sen. Candidate

Clay Tippins (R) - Business Consultant & Iraq War Veteran
Marc Alan Urbach (R) - Teacher & Conservative Activist

Joe Whitley (R) - Ex-US Attorney & Ex-US Homeland Security Dept. General Counsel

Michael Williams (R) - State Sen., Businessman & Trump Campaign Activist
Stacey Abrams (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Attorney & Novelist
Stacey Evans (D) - Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Casey Cagle (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Geoff Duncan (R) - Ex-State Rep., Health Care Executive & Ex-Pro Baseball Player
Rick Jeffares (R) - State Sen., Ex-Henry County Commissioner & Ex-Locust Grove City Manager
Rick Knox (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Educator & Southern Heritage Activist

Butch Miller (R) - State Sen. & Auto Dealer
Allen Peake (R) - State Rep., Restaurant Owner & Accountant

David Shafer (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore, Ex-State GOP Exec. Director & Businessman

Jon Ossoff (D) - Investigative Filmmaker, Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Journalist & '17 US Rep. Nominee
J.B. Powell (D) - Ex-State Sen., Farmer, Project Manager & '10 Agriculture Commissioner. Nominee
Doug Stoner (D) - Smyrna City Councilman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman

Joe Frank Harris & Zell Miller

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Brian Kemp (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
David Belle Isle (R) - Ex-Alpharetta Mayor, Ex-Alpharetta City Councilman & Attorney
Buzz Brockway (R) - State Rep., Ex-Gwinnett County GOP Chair & Businessman
Josh McKoon (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
Brad Raffensperger (R) - State Rep., Ex-Johns Creek City Councilman & Civil Engineer
John Barrow (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Clarke County Commissioner & Attorney
Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D) - Ex-State Rep., Minister & Political Consultant
R.J. Hadley (D) - Rockdale County Tax Commissioner, Dem. Activist & '10 US Sen. Candidate

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Chris Carr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Hodges (D) - Ex-Dougherty Circuit District Attorney & '10 Nominee

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT:
Richard Woods (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Otha Thornton (D) - Ex-National PTA President, Iraq War Veteran & Retired Army Officer

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Gary Black (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Johnny Isakson - 1990

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
[ Ralph Hudgens (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Jim Beck (R) - Ex-Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Ex-Insurance Agent & Conservative Activist
Jay Florence (R) - Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Attorney & Ex-State Legislative Aide

Jim Kingston (R) - Insurance Executive & Son of Ex-Cong Jack Kingston

Shane Mobley (R) - Healthcare Provider & Respiratory Care Practitioner
Tomeka Kimbrough (D) - Insurance Agent
Cindy Zeldin (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Consumer Health Care Advocate

STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER:
Mark Butler (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dorothy Hubbard (D) - Albany Mayor, Ex-Albany City Commissioner & Retired College Official


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

U.S. SENATOR:

Johnny Isakson (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.

Herman Talmadge - 1980

David Perdue (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Buddy Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Bridges (D) - Pooler Chamber of Commerce Chair & Logisitics Planner
Steve Jarvis (D) - Businessman, Ex-Teacher, Ex-Parole Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Rick Jaworski (D) - Businessman
Lisa Ring (D) - Bryan County Democratic Chair & Ex-Corrections Officer
Barbara Seidman (D)

District 2:
Sanford Bishop (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bruce McPherson (R) - Army Reserve Officer & Afghan War Veteran
Herman West Jr. (R) - Pastor, Businessman & Vietnam War Veteran

District 3:
Drew Ferguson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Philip Singleton (R) - Retired Army Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Chuck Enderlin (D) - Airline Pilot & USMC Veteran
Rusty Oliver (D) - Teacher

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 4:
Hank Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ryan Guillory (D) - Businessman & Baptist Minister
Juan Parks (D) - Marine JROTC Instructor & Afghan War Veteran

District 5:
John Lewis (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 6:
Karen Handel (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Abel (D) - Businessman & Community Activist
Bobby Kaple (D) - Ex-TV News Anchor & Journalist

Jon Ossoff (D) - Investigative Filmmaker, Ex-Congressional Aide & '17 Nominee

District 7:
Rob Woodall (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shane Hazel (R) - Business Development Manager & Iraq War Veteran
Kathleen Allen (D) - Risk Manager & Progressive Activist
Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) - Ex-State Senate Budget Director & Ex-Congressional Aide
Melissa Davis (D) - Government Budget Analyst & Community Activist
David Kim (D) - Learning Center Chain CEO & Community Activist
Ethan Pham (D) - Attorney & Ex-Software Developer
Steve Reilly (D) - Attorney, Army Veteran, Democratic Activist & '12 Nominee
Toddy Lentz (Independent) - Journalist, Ex-Retail Manager, Navy Veteran & Community Activist

Andrew Young for Congress - 1970

District 8:
Austin Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vance Dean (R) - Self-Employed & GOP Activist
Danny Ellyson (R) - Businessman & Disabled Iraq War Veteran
Jimmy McInnis (D) - Teacher & Ex-TV News Producer

Dexter Sharper (D) - State Rep. & Businessman

Fred Swann (D) - Programmer Analyst & Democratic Activist

District 9:
Doug Collins (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh McCall (D) - Teacher

District 10:
Jody Hice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Hunt (R) - Restaurant Chain Executive
Kellie Lynn Collins (D) - College Student
Chalis Montgomery (D) - Educational Consultant & Minister
Fernando Gamarra (Green) - Marijuana Legalization Activist
Patrick Moorehead (Independent)

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Llop (R) - Accountant & Frequent Candidate
Gavin Miller (R) - Physician
Harry Braun (D) - Renewable Energy Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Elizabeth Webster (D) - Epidemiologist & Community Activist
Adam Wynn (D) - Businessman

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 12:
Rick Allen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Trent Nesmith (D) - Roofing Company Owner & Non-Profit Group Founder
Mary West (I) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Army Veteran & '16 US Sen. Candidate

District 13:
David Scott (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 14:
Tom Graves (R)* - (Campaign Site)


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Democratic State Convention - 1982

Constitution Party of Georgia
Democratic Party of Georgia
Georgia Green Party
Libertarian Party of Georgia
Georgia Republican Party


Sen. Sam Nunn

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Bert Lance for Governor - 1974

PRINT MEDIA:
AccessNorthGa.com
Athens Daily News / Athens Banner-Herald
Athens Flagpole
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta Daily World (African-American)
Atlanta Creative Loafing (Alternative)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Magazine
The Story (Atlanta Suburbs)
Atlanta Sunday Paper (Alternative)
Augusta Chronicle
Barnesville Herald-Gazette
Blackshear Times
Brantley Enterprise
Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Cobb Online / Marietta News
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Fayette County Citizen
Georgia Trend
GoDekalb.com
Gwinnett Daily Post
LaGrange Daily News
Macon Telegraph
Main Street News (Banks, Jackson & Madison Counties)
Newnan Times-Herald
Oconee Enterprise
Rome News-Tribune
The Beacon (Roswell)
Savannah Morning News
Southern Voice (Gay)
Swainsboro Forest-Blade
Thomas County News
Waycross Journal-Herald

Max Cleland

BROADCAST MEDIA:
WAGA TV-5 (FOX - Atlanta)
WGCL TV-46 (CBS - Atlanta)
WSB TV-2 (ABC - Atlanta)
WXIA TV-11 (NBC - Atlanta)

Sen Paul Coverdell - 1998

POLITICAL BLOGS & ONLINE RESOURCES:
A la Gauche
Athens Politics
Atlanta Out Loud
Atlanta Public Affairs
Blog for Democracy
BlogGwinnett.com
Bloglanta.com
Blog of Columbus, Georgia
Building a Better Moustrap
Buzz Blog
ChrisIsHardcore.com
Confessions of a Political Junkie
Cracker Squire
Cup O' Joe
Freedom of Thought
Georgia Beat
Georgia News Digest
Georgia Democratic Women's Grapevine
Georgia Liberty
Georgia Politics Unfiltered
Georgia Pundit
Georgia Reporter
Independent Conservative
LeftyBlogs: Georgia
Metroblogging: Atlanta
Monotonous.net
Opportunity for Georgia
Peach Pundit
Peanut Politics
PhotoDude.com
PoliticalVine.com
Politics 101
Politics & Policy
Radical Georgia Moderate
Rankin Blog
Rooftop Blog
What Are We For

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