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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 6, 2020
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties & Indep): July 7, 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): September , 2020
State Primary: May 19, 2020
Primary Run-Off: July 21, 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 December 13, 2019


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)
Derrick Grayson (R) - Minister, Network Engineer, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
James Jackson (R)
Michael Jowers (R) - General Contractor, Farmer & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Sarah Riggs Amico (D) - Businesswoman & '18 Lt Gov Nominee
Akhenaten Amun (D) - Teacher & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Marckeith DeJesus (D) - Financial Consultant, '16 St Rep Candidate & '17 St Sen Candidate
Maya Dillard Smith (D) - Business Advisor & Ex-State ACLU Director

Scott Holcomb (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Army Veteran

Jon Ossoff (D) - Investigative Journalist & '17 US Rep Nominee
Harold Shouse (D) - Painting Contractor
Ted Terry (D) - Clarkston Mayor & Political Organizer
Teresa Tomlinson (D) - Ex-Columbus Mayor & Attorney
Elaine Whigham Williams (D) - Pastor & '16 Pres Candidate
Al Bartell (I) - Mediator, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Clifton Kilby (I) - Retired Police Officer, Veteran & '18 Sheriff Candidate in NC
Darrell McGuire (Write-In)

Herman Talmadge - 1980

2020 SPECIAL ELECTION:

[ Johnny Isakson (R)* - Resigning December 31, 2019, due to health reasons. ]
Kelly Loeffler (R)* - US Senator-designate

Doug Collins (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Wayne Johnson (R) - Ex-US Education Dept Official, Educator, Businessman & Army Veteran

Sherry Boston (D) - DeKalb County District Attorney
Jason Carter (D) - Ex-State Sen, Attorney, Grandson of Pres Carter & '14 Gov Nominee

Tamara Johnson-Shealey (D) - Businesswoman, Restorative Justice Activist & Frequent Candidate

Jen Jordan (D) - State Sen. & Attorney

Matt Lieberman (D) - Businessman, Ex-Teacher & Son of Ex-US Sen Joe Lieberman

Ed Tarver (D) - Ex-US Attorney, Ex-State Sen. & Army Veteran
Mike Thurmond (D) - DeKalb County CEO, Ex-State Labor Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & '10 Nominee
Raphael Warnock (D) - Pastor & Civil Rights Activist


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Buddy Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Daniel Merritt (R) - Businessman & Army Veteran
Lisa Ring (D) - Bryan County Democratic Chair, Ex-Corrections Officer & '18 Nominee
Barbara Seidman (D) - Retired Businesswoman, '18 Candidate & '19 St Rep Candidate

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

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

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 4:
Hank Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
William Haston (D) - Ministry Operations Manager & USAF Veteran
Antonio Hicks (D) - Technical Training Specialist
Elaine Amankwah Nietmann (D) - Attorney
Johsie Cruz (R) - Medical Coder, Dental Office Receptionist & GOP Activist

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

District 6:
Lucy McBath (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Brown (R) - Businessman & Navy Veteran
Karen Handel (R) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-Secretary of State & Ex-Fulton County Commission Chair

District 7:
[ Rob Woodall (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Lisa Babbage (R) - Educator, Author & GOP Activist
Ben Bullock (R) - Real Estate Investor & USAF Veteran

Rick Desai (R) - Businessman

Mark Gonsalves (R) - Businessman & Real Estate Investor

Scott Hilton (R) - Ex-State Rep.

Lynne Homrich (R) - Businesswoman, Nonprofit Group Executive & Biochemist

Todd Jones (R) - State Rep. & Businessman

Lerah Lee (R) - Educator

P.K. Martin (R) - State Sen.

Rich McCormick (R) - Emergency Room Physician, Retired Navy Officer & Afghan War Veteran

B.J. Pak (R) - US Attorney & Ex-State Rep.

Joe Profit (R) - Businessman, Minister, Ex-Pro Football Player & '18 Nominee in CD-4

Mike Royal (R) - State Board of Education Member & Risk Management Company Owner

Jacqueline Tseng (R) - Technology Professional & GOP Activist
Renee Unterman (R) - State Sen, Ex-State Rep, Ex-Gwinnett County Commissioner & Ex-Nurse
Eugene Yu (R) - Businessman, Ex-Police Officer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) - Ex-State Senate Budget Director, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Nominee
John Eaves (D) - Ex-Fulton County Commission Chair, Educator & '17 Atlanta Mayor Candidate
Nabilah Islam (D) - Political Consultant
Zahra Karinshak (D) - State Sen., Attorney, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & USAF Veteran
Brenda Lopez (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Teacher
Rashid Malik (D) - Educator, Democratic Activist, '16 Nominee & '10 State Sen. Nominee

Sam Park (D) - State Rep.

Andrew Young for Congress - 1970

District 8:
Austin Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vance Dean (R) - Self-Employed, GOP Activist & '18 Candidate
Danny Ellyson (R) - Businessman. Disabled Iraq War Veteran & '18 Candidate
Jimmy Cooper (G) - Progressive Activist

District 9:
Doug Collins (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Devin Pandy (D) - Limosine Service Contractor & Retired Army NCO
Antwon Stephens (D) - Freelance Writer, Ex-Tea Party Activist & 18 Athens Mayor Candidates
Dan Wilson (D) - Pastor

District 10:
Jody Hice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Clyde Elrod (D) - Construction Manager
Andrew Ferguson (D) - Screenwriter & Democratic Activist

District 11:
Barry Loudermilk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dana Barrett (D) - Radio Talk Show Host & Businesswoman
Rachel Kinsey (D) - Accounting Firm Owner, Community Activist & '18 St Sen Nominee
Asher Nuckolls (D) - Ex-Teacher & "Libertarian Socialist" Activist
Roderick Sellers (D)
Adam Wynn (D) - Business Development Consultant & Software Developer

Pat Swindall - 1986

District 12:
Rick Allen (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Liz Johnson (D) - Ex-DNC Member, Retired Insurance Agent & Frequent Candidate
Dan Steiner (D) - Retired Attorney

District 13:
David Scott (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Owens (D) - Ex-Cobb County Democratic Chair, Businessman & '14 Candidate
Jannquell Peters (D) - Ex-East Point Mayor & Attorney
Elfreda Desvignes (R) - Businesswoman & Conservative Activist
Martin Cowen (L) - Retired Attorney, Ex-County Probate Judge & '18 Nominee

District 14:
[ Tom Graves (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Jason Anavitarte (R) - Paulding County School Board Member & Nonprofit Group Executive

Marjorie Greene (R) - Businesswoman & Conservative Activist

Bill Heath (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Electrical Engineer & Farmer
Chuck Hufstetler (R) - State Sen., Ex-Floyd County Commissioner & Anesthesiologist,
Jeff Mullis (R) - State Sen. & Ex-Fire Chief
David Pennington (R) - Dalton Mayor, Businessman & '14 Gov. Candidate
Chuck Payne (R) - State Sen., Retired Juvenile Probation Officer & Army Veteran


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)


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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