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GEORGIA 

Your complete directory of Georgia candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 11, 2016
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties & Independents): July 12, 2016
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 6, 2016
State Primary: May 24, 2016
Primary Run-Off: July 26, 2016
General Run-Off (if needed): December 6, 2016

This page was last updated on March 29, 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.
Brian Kemp (R) - Secretary of State & Ex-State Sen.
Jack Kingston (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Insurance Broker & '14 US Sen. Candidate
Lynn Westmoreland (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State House Minority Leader & Home Builder
Stacey Abrams (D) - State House Minority Leader, Attorney & Novelist
John Barrow (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Athens-Clarke County Commissioner & Attorney
Jason Carter (D) - Ex-State Sen., Non-Profit Executive, Attorney, Grandson of Pres. Carter & '14 Nominee
Sally Yates (D) - Ex-US Deputy Attorney General & Ex-US Attorney

Doug Craig (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Chair, Gulf War Veteran, Sheet Metal Contractor & '11 City Commission Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Casey Cagle (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Allen Peake (R) - State Rep., Restaurant Owner & Accountant
David Shafer (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore, Ex-State GOP Exec. Director & Businessman

Joe Frank Harris & Zell Miller

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Brian Kemp (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rick Knox (R) - Political Consultant

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Chris Carr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh McKoon (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
B.J. Pak (R) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Accountant
Stacey Evans (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Democratic Activist
Ken Hodges (D) - Ex-Dougherty Circuit District Attorney & '10 Nominee

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT:
Richard Woods (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

Johnny Isakson - 1990

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
Ralph Hudgens (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER:
Mark Butler (R)* - (Campaign Site)


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)
Rick Jaworski (D) - Businessman

District 2:
Sanford Bishop (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
Drew Ferguson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 4:
Hank Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 6 - Special Election 2017:
FILING DEADLINE: February 15 - PRIMARY: April 18 - RUNOFF (if needed): June 20
[ Tom Price (R)* - Resigned February 10, 2017 to become US Health Secretary. ]
David Abroms (R) - Businessman
Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan (R) - Economist
Keith Grawert (R) - Pilot, Industrial Engineer & Air National Guard Veteran
Bob Gray (R) - Johns Creek City Councilman & Technology Executive
Karen Handel (R) - Ex-Sec. of State, Ex- Fulton County Commissioner, '10 Gov. Candidate & '14 US Sen. Candidate
Judson Hill (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
Amy Kremer (R) - Tea Party Activist & Ex-Flight Attendant
Bruce LeVell (R) - Ex-Gwinnett County GOP Chair, Jeweler & Trump Campaign Activist
William Llop (R) - Accountant & '12/'16 Candidate
Dan Moody (R) - Ex-State Sen., Process Engineer, Businessman & Army Veteran
Kurt Wilson (R) - Businessman
Ragin Edwards (D) - Sales Executive & Ex-Federal Employee
Richard Keatley (D) - College Professor & Navy Veteran
Jon Ossoff (D) - Investigative Filmmaker, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Journalist
Rebecca Quigg (D) - Physician
Ron Slotin (D) - Ex-State Sen., Marketing Executive & '96 Candidate
Alexander Hernandez (Independent) - Movie Industry Property Craftsperson & Labor Union Activist
Andre Pollard (Independent) - Computer Engineer

District 7:
Rob Woodall (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Andrew Young for Congress - 1970

District 8:
Austin Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danny Ellyson (R) - Disabled National Guard Veteran
Jimmy McInnis (D) - Teacher & Ex-TV News Producer
Fred Swann (D) - Programmer Analyst & Democratic Activist

District 9:
Doug Collins (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Jody Hice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kellie Lynn Collins (D) - College Student
Fernando Gamarra (Green) - Marijuana Legalization Activist

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Llop (R) - Accountant & Frequent Candidate
Gavin Miller (R) - Physician
Elizabeth Webster (D)

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 12:
Rick Allen (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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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