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ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 11, 2022
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties & Indep): August 19, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 13, 2022
State Primary: May 24, 2022
Primary Run-Off: June 21, 2022
General Run-Off (if needed): December 6, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on May 19, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Brian Kemp (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catherine Davis (R) - HR Professional, Program Manager & Frequent Candidate
David Perdue (R) - Ex-US Senator & Businessman
Kandiss Taylor (R) - Teacher, School Counselor & '20 US Sen Candidate
Tom Williams (R) - Retired Software Engineer
Stacey Abrams (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Attorney & '18 Nominee
Shane Hazel (L) - Podcast Host, Iraq War Veteran, '20 US Sen Nom. & '18 US Rep Candidate
Al Bartell (I) - Management Consultant, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Geoff Duncan (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Burt Jones (R) - State Sen., Businessman & Ex-College Football Player
Mack McGregor (R) - Welder, Alt-Right Militia Activist & USMC Veteran
Butch Miller (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore & Auto Dealer
Jeanne Seaver (R) - Legal Administrator, Community Activist & '10 US Rep Candidate
Erick Allen (D) - State Rep. & Talent Management Consultant
Charlie Bailey (D) - Attorney, Ex-Lt Gov Aide & '18 Atty Gen Nominee
Tyrone Brooks Jr. (D) - City of Atlanta Program Manager & Ex-Grants Manager
Tony Brown (D) - Consultant & USAF Veteran
Kwanza Hall (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Atlanta City Councilman & Businessman
Jason Hayes (D) - Physician & '20 State Rep. Nominee
Derrick Jackson (D) - State Rep., Corporate Executive & Retired Navy Officer
Rashid Malik (D) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Renitta Shannon (D) - State Rep. & Progressive Activist
Ryan Graham (L) - State Libertarian Chair, Software Project Manager & '18 PSC Nominee

Joe Frank Harris & Zell Miller

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Brad Raffensperger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Belle Isle (R) - Ex-Alpharetta Mayor, Ex-City Councilman, Attorney & '18 Candidate
Jody Hice (R) - Congressman, Pastor & Ex-Radio Talk Show Host
T.J. Hudson (R) - Ex-County Probate Judge, Ex-Jail Deputy & College Student
Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D) - Ex-State Rep., Pastor, '18 Candidate & '16 St Sen Candidate
John Eaves (D) - Ex-Fulton County Commission Chair, '17 Mayor Candidate & '20 US Rep Candidate
Floyd Griffin (D) - Ex-Milledgeville Mayor, Ex-State Sen. & Retired Army Colonel
Bee Nguyen (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Nonprofit Executive
Michael Owens (D) - Businessman, Democratic Activist, USMC Veteran & '14/'20 US Rep Candidate
Ted Metz (L) - Retired Insurance Agent, Navy Veteran, '18 Gov Nominee & '14 Insur Comn Nominee
Brenda Nelson-Porter (WI) - Naturopathic Practitioner & Researcher

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Chris Carr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Gordon (R) - Attorney & '18 St Sen Candidate
Jen Jordan (D) - State Sen. & Attorney
Christian Wise Smith (D) - Attorney & Nonprofit Group Founder
Martin Cowen (L) - Retired Attorney, Ex-County Probate Judge & '18/'20 US Rep Nominee

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Gary Black (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Tyler Harper (R) - State Sen. & Farmer
Winfred Dukes (D) - State Rep., Businessman & Realtor
Nakita Hemingway (D) - Farmer & Realtor
Fred Swann (D) - Programmer Analyst, Progressive Activist & '18 Nominee
David Raudabaugh (L) - Sales Executive & Marijuana Legalization Activist
Mollie Beavers (I) - Farmer & Herbalist

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
John King (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Ben Cowart (R) - Real Estate Developer & '16 Sheriff Candidate
Patrick Witt (R) - Ex-Trump Admin OPM Official & Legal Consultant
Raphael Baker (D) - Insurance Broker & Democratic Activist
Janice Laws Robinson (D) - Insurance Broker & '18 Nominee
Matthew Wilson (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Ex-Teacher

Sen Paul Coverdell - 1998

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT:
Richard Woods (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Barge (R) - Ex-State Schools Supt., Educator & Frequent Candidate
Currey Hitchens (D) - Attorney & Ex-Teacher
Jaha Howard (D) - Cobb County School Board Member & Dentist
James Morrow (D) - Teacher & Basketball Coach
Alisha Thomas Searcy (D) - Ex-State Rep. & Educational Consultant

STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER:
[ Mark Butler (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Kartik Bhatt (R) - Property Manager, Animal Control Officer & Community Activist
Mike Coan (R) - Deputy State Labor Commissioner
Bruce Thompson (R) - State Sen., Insurance Agency Owner & Army Veteran
Will Boddie (D) - State Rep., Ex-House Minority Whip & Attorney
Thomas Dean (D) - Courier
Nicole Horn (D) - Businesswoman & Ex-TV News Reporter
Lester Jackson (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Dentist & Navy Veteran
Nadia Surrency (D) - Real Estate Broker, HR Consultant & Law School Graduate
Emily Anderson (L) - Printer


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Raphael Warnock (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tamara Johnson-Shealey (D) - Businesswoman & Frequent Candidate
Gary Black (R) - State Agriculture Commisssioner & Agribusinessman
Josh Clark (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
Kelvin King (R) - Construction Company Owner & USAF Veteran
Jon McColumn (R) - Retired Army Brig. General & Pastor
Latham Saddler (R) - Banking Executive, Ex-Trump White House Aide & Ex-Navy SEAL
Herschel Walker (R) - Retired Pro Football Player
Chase Oliver (L) - Atlanta Libertarian Party Chair & '20 US Rep Nominee
Eric Johnson (I)

Max Cleland

Jon Ossoff (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Buddy Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joyce Griggs (D) - Attorney, Retired Army Officer & '00/'20 Nominee
Wade Herring (D) - Attorney & Community Activist
Michelle Munroe (D) - Healthcare Consultant, Ex-Hospital CEO & Retired Army Colonel

District 2:
Sanford Bishop (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe O'Hara (D)
Vivian Childs (R) - Pastor, Trump Campaign Activist & Frequent Candidate
Jeremy Hunt (R) - Army Veteran & Conservative TV Pundit
Wayne Johnson (R) - Businessman, Ex-USDOE Official, Army Veteran & '20 US Sen Candidate
Rich Robertson (R) - Attorney, Retired USAF Officer & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Chris West (R) - Attorney, GOP Activist & Air National Guard Officer
Paul Whitehead (R) - Teacher

District 3:
Drew Ferguson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jared Craig (R) - Attorney
Val Almonord (D) - Retired Podiatrist, Army Veteran & '20 Nominee
Andrew Pacetti (I) - Technical Writer

Newt Gingrich

District 4:
Hank Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Chavez (R) - Medical Office Manager, Medical Technologist, Retired USAF Veteran
Surrea Ivy (R) - Corporate Trainer, Ordained Minister, Talent Manager & Trump Campaign Activist

District 5:
Nikema Williams (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlotte Macbagito (D) - Commercial Real Estate Underwriter
Valencia Stovall (D) - Ex-State Rep., Businesswoman & '20 US Sen Candidate
Christian Zimm (R) - Attorney, Realtor & GOP Activist

District 6:
[ Lucy McBath (D)* - Seeking Re-Election in New CD-7. ]
Bob Christian (D) - Restaurant Manager & Iraq War Veteran
Wayne White (D) - International Aid Consultant & Civil Engineer
Jake Evans (R) - Ex-State Ethics Commission Chair & Attorney
Byron Gatewood (R) - Businessman, Army Reserve Officer & Afghan War Veteran
Meagan Hanson (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Blake Harbin (R) - Businessman, Mortgage Broker & '20 Candidate
Rich McCormick (R) - Physician, Retired Navy Officer, Afghan War Veteran & '20 Nominee
Paulette Smith (R) - Retired Hair Salon Owner, GOP Activist & '20 Candidate
Mallory Staples (R) - Pastor, Ex-Teacher & MAGA Activist
Suzi Voyles (R) - Conservative Political Organizer & '16 City Council Candidate
Eugene Yu (R) - Retired Businessman, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 7:
Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)* - Old CD-7 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Lucy McBath (D)*
- Old CD-6 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Donna McLeod (D) - State Rep., Business Consultant & Chemical Engineer
Mike Corbin (R) - Telecommunications Network Integration Director
Mark Gonsalves (R) - Businessman & Real Estate Investor
Lisa McCoy (R) - College Professor
Y.G. Nyghtstorm (R) - Bodyguard & Religious Conservative Activist
Mary West (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Businesswoman, Army Veteran & '18 Candidate

Andrew Young for Congress - 1970

District 8:
Austin Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Darrius Butler (D) - Pastor, Teacher & Community Activist

District 9:
Andrew Clyde (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Boggus (R) - Crane Operator
J. Gregory Howard (R) - Businessman
Ben Souther (R) - Businessman, Ex-FBI Agent & Ex-Real Estate Broker
Mike Ford (D) - Attorney, Vietnam War Veteran & Hall County Democratic Chair

District 10:
[ Jody Hice (R)* - Candidate for Secretary of State in 2022. ]
Timothy Barr (R) - State Rep. & Building Contractor
Paul Broun (R) - Ex-Congressman, Physician & Frequent Candidate
Mike Collins (R) - Trucking Company Owner & '14 Candidate
David Curry (R) - Ex-State Revenue Commissioner & Ex-Henry County Tax Commissioner
Vernon Jones (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-DeKalb County CEO & Trump Campaign Activist
Marc McMain (R) - Local Magazine Publisher & Realtor
Alan Sims (R) - Retired USAF Colonel
Mitchell Swan (R) - Retired USMC Colonel, Investment Advisor & '14 Candidate
Jessica Fore (D) - Realtor, Musician, Pastor & Community Activist
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D) - Retired Nurse & '18/'20 Nominee
Phyllis Hatcher (D) - Pastor, '18 St Sen Nominee & '16 County Comm Candidate
Femi Oduwole (D) - Software Engineer, Insurance Agent & '19 City Council Candidate
Paul Walton (D) - Hull Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Computer Consultant

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Antonio Daza (D) - Ballroom Dance Instructor & Progressive Activist
Angela Grace Davis (I) - Actress & Covid Testing Technician

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 12:
Rick Allen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Liz Johnson (D) - Ex-DNC Member, Retired Insurance Agent & Frequent Candidate
Neil Singleton (I) - Ex-Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 State Sen Candidate

District 13:
David Scott (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Baker (D) - South Fulton City Councilman, Educational Consultant & Retired Police SRO
Shastity Driscoll (D) - Educator & Consultant
Vincent Fort (D) - Ex-State Sen., Sanders Campaign Activist & '17 Atlanta Mayor Candidate
Caesar Gonzales (R) - Aerospace Engineer, Businessman & '20 Candidate
Dominika Hawkins (R) - Consultant, Ex-Mortgage Broker & Conservative Activist
Calina Plotky (R) - Attorney

District 14:
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Cunningham (R) - Sales Executive & Ex-Railroad Executive
James Haygood (R) - Farmer
Charles Lutin (R) - Physician & Iraq War Veteran
Jennifer Strahan (R) - Healthcare Management Consulting Firm Owner
Seth Synstelien (R) - University Online Instructional Designer & USMC Veteran
Wendy Davis (D) - Rome City Commissioner, DNC Member & Political Consultant
Marcus Flowers (D) - Client Account Manager & Army Veteran
Holly McCormack (D) - Businesswoman
Angela Pence (L) - Businesswoman & Libertarian Activist


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Johnny Isakson - 1990

Georgia Cannabis Party
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)


Democratic State Convention - 1982

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Herman Talmadge - 1980

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

Bert Lance for Governor - 1974

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

Pat Swindall - 1986

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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