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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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ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 2022
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties & Indep): August 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September 2022
State Primary: June 2022
Primary Run-Off: August 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 June 14, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Brian Kemp (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Garcia (R) - Alt-Right Militia Activist

Burt Jones (R) - State Sen., Businessman & Ex-College Football Player

Vernon Jones (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-DeKalb County CEO & Trump Campaign Activist
Kandiss Taylor (R) - Educator & '20 US Sen Candidate

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

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Geoff Duncan (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Steve Gooch (R) - State Sen. & County Development Authority Director
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

Teresa Tomlinson (D) - Ex-Columbus Mayor, Attorney & '20 US Sen Candidate

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) - County Probate Judge
John Eaves (D) - Ex-Fulton County Commission Chair, '17 Mayor Candidate & '20 US Rep Candidate
Bee Nguyen (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Nonprofit Executive
Manswell Peterson (D) - Educator, Ex-Police Officer & Disabled Navy Veteran
Marshall McCart (L) - Realtor & Ex-Journalist

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Chris Carr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Bailey (D) - Attorney, Ex-Lt Gov Aide & '18 Nominee
Jen Jordan (D) - State Sen. & Attorney

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT:
Richard Woods (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Duncan (R) - Pike County Schools Superintendent, Ex-High School Principal & Ex-Teacher

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Gary Black (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
LeMario Brown (D) - Fort Valley City Commissioner & Farmer
Ricky Dollison (D) - Farmer

Quinton Robinson (D) - Ex-USDA State Director, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Johnny Isakson - 1990

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
John King (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Matthew Wilson (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Ex-Teacher

STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER:
Mark Butler (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bruce Thompson (R) - State Sen., Insurance Agency Owner & Army Veteran

Nancy Thrash (R) - Lamar County Commissioner, Ex-Legislative Aide & Retired Flight Attendant

William Boddie (D) - State Rep., Ex-House Minority Whip & Attorney

Rufus Davis (D) - Ex-Camilla Mayor, Political Organizer & Businessman

Lester Jackson (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Dentist & Navy Veteran

Andre Oliver (D) - Retail Store Owner, USAF Veteran & '20 St Rep Nominee
Jannquell Peters (D) - Ex-East Point Mayor, Attorney & '20 US Rep Candidate


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

Buddy Carter (R) - Congressman, Ex-St Sen, Ex-St Rep & Ex-Pooler Mayor
Earl Ehrhart (R) - Ex-State House Minority Whip & Businessman
Randy Evans (R) - Ex-US Ambassador, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & GOP Activist
Melvin Everson (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Snellville City Councilman & Army Veteran
Drew Ferguson (R) - Congressman, Ex-West Point Mayor & Dentist
Marjorie Greene (R) - Congresswoman, Businesswoman & QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
Burt Jones (R) - State Sen. & Insurance Executive

Kelvin King (R) - Construction Company Owner & USAF Veteran

Jack Kingston (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & '14 Candidate
Kelly Loeffler (R) - Ex-US Senator & Businesswoman
Harold Melton (R) - Ex-Supreme Court Chief Justice & Ex-Governor's Exec Counsel

James Nestor (R)

David Ralston (R) - State House Speaker, Ex-State Sen., Attorney & '98 Atty Gen Nominee

Latham Saddler (R) - Banking Executive, Ex-Trump White House Aide & Ex-Navy SEAL

Austin Scott (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
Herschel Walker (R) - Retired Pro Football Player

Chase Oliver (L) - Atlanta Libertarian Party Chair & '20 US Rep Nominee

Herman Talmadge - 1980

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Buddy Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Al Davis (D) - Ex-Chatham Commission Chair, Ex-State Labor Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.

Joyce Griggs (D) - Attorney, Retired Army Officer & '00/'20 Nominee
Wade Herring (D) - Attorney & Community Activist
Joey Palimeno (D) - Veterinary Technician & Democratic Activist

District 2:
Sanford Bishop (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Vivian Childs (R) - Pastor, Trump Campaign Activist & Frequent Candidate
Tracy Taylor (R) - Firefighter, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 3:
Drew Ferguson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Trammell (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader & Attorney

Pat Swindall - 1986

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

District 5:
Nikema Williams (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ian Anthony Medina (D) - Law School Graduate & NY Resident
Lisa Babbage (R) - Educator, Author, GOP Activist & '20 Candidate

District 6:
Lucy McBath (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Elfreda Desvignes (D)

John Albers (R) - State Sen., Businessman & Volunteer Firefighter
Brandon Beach (R) - State Sen. & Ex-Chamber of Commerce Executive

Harold Earls (R) - Author, Vlogger & Army Veteran

Jake Evans (R) - State Ethics Commission Chair & Attorney
Karen Handel (R) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-Sec of State, Ex-County Commissioner & '20 Nominee
Meagan Hanson (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Joe Lockwood (R) - Milton Mayor & Construction Contractor

Mallory Staples (R) - Teacher

Gabriel Sterling (R) - State Voting Systems Manager & Ex-Sandy Springs City Councilman

Suzi Voyles (R) - Conservative Political Organizer & '16 City Council Candidate
Eric Welsh (R) - Businessman, Retired Army Colonel & Iraq War Veteran

District 7:
Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Corbin (R)
Rich McCormick (R) - Physician, Retired Navy Officer, Afghan War Veteran & '20 Nominee

Andrew Young for Congress - 1970

District 8:
Austin Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Cooke (D) - Ex-Macon District Attorney
J.D. Rice (D) - Retired Valdosta Fire Chief, Army Veteran & '19 Mayor Candidate

District 9:
Andrew Clyde (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Devin Pandy (D) - Limousine Contractor, Retired Army NCO & '20 Nominee

District 10:
[ Jody Hice (R)* - Candidate for Secretary of State in 2022. ]
Andrew Alvey (R) - Nonprofit Group Program Director & Community Activist
Timothy Barr (R) - State Rep. & Building Contractor

Ames Barnett (R) - Ex-Washington Mayor & Businessman

Paul Broun (R) - Ex-Congressman, Physician & Frequent Candidate
Mike Collins (R) - Trucking Company Owner & '14 Candidate

Bill Cowsert (R) - State Sen. & Attorney

David Curry (R) - Ex-State Revenue Commissioner & Ex-Henry County Tax Commissioner

Houston Gaines (R) - State Rep. & Financial Advisor
Jodi Lott (R) - State Rep., Physical Therapy Clinic Owner & Nurse

Marc McMain (R) - Local Magazine Publisher & Realtor

John Padgett (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair & Businessman

Matt Richards (R) - Businessman
Charles Rupert (R) - Retired Bank Fraud Examiner
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D) - Retired Nurse & '18/'20 Nominee
Kimberly Reuter (D) - Licensed Professional Counselor

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Beau Cannon (D) - Electronics Technician & USAF Veteran
Antonio Daza (D) - Ballroom Dance Instructor
Heather Kilpatrick (D) - Biotechnology Firm Operations Director
Angela Grace Davis (I)

Pat Swindall - 1986

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

Dubose Porter (D) - Ex-State Democratic Chair, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '10 Gov Candidate

District 13:
David Scott (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jerrod Knapp (D) - Realtor
Martin Cowen (L) - Retired Attorney, Ex-County Probate Judge & '18/'20 Nominee

District 14:
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Clay (R)

John Cowan (R) - Surgeon, Businessman & '20 Candidate

Lateefah Conner (D) - Dental Office CFO & Ex-Grant Manager & Ex-Legislative Aide
Wendy Davis (D) - Rome City Commissioner, DNC Member & Political Consultant
Marcus Flowers (D) - Client Account Manager & Army Veteran
Holly McCormack (D) - Businesswoman


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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