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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 April 10, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Nathan Deal (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Casey Cagle (R) - Lt. Governor & Ex-State Sen.
Eddie Hayes (R) - Restaurant Owner
Hunter Hill (R) - Ex-State Sen., Civil Engineer & Afghan War Veteran
Brian Kemp (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State Sen. & Businessman
Clay Tippins (R) - Business Consultant & Iraq War Veteran
Marc Urbach (R) - Teacher & Conservative Activist
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
Ted Metz (Libertarian) - Retired Insurance Agent, Scientist, Navy Veteran & '14 Insur Comm Nominee

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
David Shafer (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore, Ex-State GOP Exec. Director & Businessman
Sarah Riggs Amico (D) - Businesswoman
Triana Arnold James (D) - Pastor, Businesswoman & Army Veteran

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
Smythe DuVal (Libertarian) - Graduate Student, IT Professional & Nurse

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Chris Carr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Bailey (D) - Attorney & Ex-Lt Gov Aide

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT:
Richard Woods (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Barge (R) - Ex-State Schools Superintendent, Educator & '14 Gov. Candidate
Sonia Francis-Rolle (R) - Educational Consultant & Ex-Teacher
Sid Chapman (D) - State Teachers Union President, Ex-Teacher & Pastor
Sam Mosteller (D) - Pastor, Army Veteran & Civll Rights Activist
Otha Thornton (D) - Ex-National PTA President, Iraq War Veteran & Retired Army Officer

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Gary Black (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Fred Swann (D) - Programmer Analyst & Democratic Activist
Stephanie Grandie (Libertarian)

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
Tracy Jordan (R) - Hoschton City Council, Realtor & Pharmacist
Janice Laws (D) - Insurance Agency Owner
Cindy Zeldin (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Consumer Health Care Advocate
Donnie Foster (Libertarian) -

STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER:
Mark Butler (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Keatley (D) - College Professor & '17 US Rep Candidate
Fred Quinn (D) - Financial Manager Analyst


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)
Lisa Ring (D) - Bryan County Democratic Chair & Ex-Corrections Officer
Barbara Seidman (D) - Retiree

District 2:
Sanford Bishop (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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)
Juan Parks (D) - Marine JROTC Instructor & Afghan War Veteran
Joe Profit (R) - Businessman, Minister & Ex-Pro Football Player
Melanie Williams (R) - Property Manager

District 5:
John Lewis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David McCaigue (Libertarian) - Airport Construction Firm Consultant & Ex-Salesman

District 6:
Karen Handel (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Abel (D) - Businessman & Community Activist
Steven Griffin (D)
Bobby Kaple (D) - Ex-TV News Anchor & Journalist
Lucy McBath (D) - Gun Control Activist, Businesswoman & Retired Airline Flight Attendant
Carlton Stubbs (Write-In)

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) - Retired Defense Contractor Analyst, Journalist & Navy Veteran

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 Cooper (Green) - Progressive Activist

District 9:
Doug Collins (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Cooper (D) - Freelance Journalist, Retired Army Soldier & Iraq War Veteran
Josh McCall (D) - Teacher
Robin Gilmer (Libertarian) - Project Manager & '14 PSC Nominee

District 10:
Jody Hice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bradley Griffin (R) - Digital Marketing Company CEO, Landscaping Contractor & Army Veteran
Joe Hunt (R) - Restaurant Chain Executive
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D) - Nurse
Chalis Montgomery (D) - Educational Consultant & Minister
Richard Winfield (D) - College Professor, Author & Democratic Activist
Fernando Gamarra (Green) - Marijuana Legalization Activist
Patrick Moorehead (I)

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Flynn Broady Jr. (D) - Attorney, Retired Army Soldier & Iraq War Veteran

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 12:
Rick Allen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eugene Yu (R) - Businessman, Ex-Police Officer, Army Veteran & '14/'16 Candidate
Robert Ingham (D) - Tax Preparer
Francys Johnson (D) - Ex-State NAACP President, Attorney & Minister
Trent Nesmith (D) - Roofing Company Owner & Non-Profit Group Founder
Greg Marzett (I) - IT Security Analyst & Retired Army NCO
Mary West (I) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Army Veteran & '16 US Sen. Candidate

District 13:
David Scott (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Femi Akinkugbe (R) - TSA Security Guard & Army Veteran
David Callahan (R) - Part-Time Driver, Home Renovator & Ex-Printer
Martin Cowen (Libertarian) - Retired Attorney & Ex-County Probate Judge

District 14:
Tom Graves (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven Foster (D) - Physician & Businessman

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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