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GEORGIA

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ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 6, 2020
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties & Indep): August 14, 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 8, 2020
State Primary: June 9, 2020
Primary Run-Off: August 11, 2020
Fed General Run-Off (if needed): January , 2021
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 16, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Brian Kemp (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stacey Abrams (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Attorney & '18 Nominee
Hardie Davis (D) - Augusta Mayor, Ex-State Sen, Ex-State Rep & Pastor

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Geoff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Joe Frank Harris & Zell Miller

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Brad Raffensperger (R)*- (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Chris Carr (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

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

Johnny Isakson - 1990

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
John King (R)* - Acting Commissioner

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:

2020 REGULAR ELECTION:

David Perdue (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jon Ossoff (D) - Documentary Filmmaker & '17 US Rep Nominee
Shane Hazel (L) - Podcast Host, Iraq War Veteran, Ex-Republican & '18 US Rep Candidate
Tom Jones (I)
Clifton Kilby (I) - Retired Police Officer, Veteran & '18 Sheriff Candidate in NC
Darrell McGuire (Write-In) - Retired Police Officer, Retired Army NCO & Iraq War Veteran

Herman Talmadge - 1980

2020 SPECIAL ELECTION
(ALL CANDIDATES RUN IN JUNGLE PRIMARY IN NOVEMBER):

Kelly Loeffler (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Collins (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Pastor
Derrick Grayson (R) - Minister, Network Engineer, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Annette Davis Jackson (R) - Businesswoman & '18 St Sen Nominee
Wayne Johnson (R) - Ex-US Education Dept Official, Educator, Businessman & Army Veteran
Kandiss Taylor (R) - Educator
Deborah Jackson (D) - Ex-Lithonia Mayor & Attorney
Jamesia James (D) - Businesswoman & USAF Veteran
Tamara Johnson-Shealey (D) - Businesswoman & Frequent Candidate
Matt Lieberman (D) - Businessman, Ex-Teacher & Son of Ex-US Sen Joe Lieberman
Joy Felicia Slade (D) - Physician
Ed Tarver (D) - Ex-US Attorney, Ex-State Sen. & Army Veteran
Raphael Warnock (D) - Pastor & Civil Rights Activist
Richard Winfield (D) - College Professor, Author & '18 US Rep Candidate
John Fortuin (G) - Property Manager & '18 St Sen Candidate
Brian Slowinski (L) - Retired Real Estate Developr & Ex-Columbia County GOP Chair
Al Bartell (I) - Mediator, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Allen Buckley (I) - Attorney, Accountant & Frequent Candidate
Michael Todd Greene (I) - Retired Teacher
Valencia Stovall (I) - State Rep., Businesswoman & Democrat
Rod Mack (WI) - Businessman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Buddy Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joyce Griggs (D) - Attorney, Retired Army Officer & '00 Nominee

District 2:
Sanford Bishop (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Don Cole (R) - Pastor, Political Speechwriter, GOP Activist & Army Veteran
JaMelle Hill (WI) - Motivational Speaker & Public Health Professional

District 3:
Drew Ferguson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Val Almonord (D) - Retired Physician

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 4:
Hank Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johsie Cruz (R) - Dental Office Receptionist & GOP Activist

District 5 - Regular (Full) Term:
[ John Lewis (D)* - Died July 17, 2020. ]
Nikema Williams (D) - State Sen. & State Democratic Chair
Angela Stanton-King (R) - Author, Nonprofit Group Founder & Pardoned Felon

District 5 - Special Election - Sept 29 Primary / Dec 1 Runoff:
[ John Lewis (D)* - Died July 17, 2020. ]
Robert Franklin (D) - Ex-Morehouse College President, Professor & Pastor
Kwanza Hall (D) - Ex-Atlanta City Councilman, Businessman & '17 Mayor Candidate
Barrington Martin (D) - Writing Tutor & Paralegal
Steven Muhammad (I) - Minister & Community Activist
Chase Oliver (L) - Customer Support Coordinator & Atlanta Libertarian Party Chair
"Able" Mable Thomas (D) - State Rep., Program Developer & '92/'08 Candidate
Keisha Waites (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-FEMA Official & Consultant

District 6:
Lucy McBath (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Karen Handel (R) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-Secretary of State & Ex-County Commissioner

District 7:
[ Rob Woodall (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Rich McCormick (R) - Physician, Retired Navy Officer & Afghan War Veteran
Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) - Ex-Senate Budget Director, College Professor & '18 Nominee

Andrew Young for Congress - 1970

District 8:
Austin Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lindsay "Doc" Holliday (D) - Dentist & '04 Bibb County Commission Candidate
Jimmy Cooper (WI) - Green Party Activist & '18 Candidate

District 9:
[ Doug Collins (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2020. ]
Andrew Clyde (R) - Fireams Dealer, Retired Navy Officer & Gulf War Veteran

Devin Pandy (D) - Limousine Contractor & Retired Army NCO

District 10:
Jody Hice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D) - Retired Nurse & '18 Nominee

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dana Barrett (D) - Radio Talk Show Host & Businesswoman

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 12:
Rick Allen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Liz Johnson (D) - Ex-DNC Member, Retired Insurance Agent & Frequent Candidate
Donald Keller (I) - Self-Storage Company Regional Manager

District 13:
David Scott (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Becky Hites (R) - Steel Industry Consultant
Martin Cowen (WI) - Retired Attorney, Ex-County Probate Judge & '18 Candidate

District 14:
[ Tom Graves (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Marjorie Greene (R) - Businesswoman & QAnon Conspiracy Theorist

Kevin Van Ausdale (D) - Withdrew, but name remains on ballot.


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Democratic State Convention - 1982

Constitution Party of Georgia (C)
Democratic Party of Georgia (D)
Georgia Green Party (G)
Libertarian Party of Georgia (L)
Georgia Republican Party (R)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


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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