The Green Papers: Georgia 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Federal General Election Runoff (no Federal offices require runoffs): Tuesday 6 January 2015
Tuesday 6 January 2015 - Federal General Election Runoff (no Federal offices require runoffs). Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:9,727,566 (3.14% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:16(2.97% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:14(3.22% of 435)
Capital:Atlanta
 

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Georgia State and Local Government

Georgia 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


For all offices EXCEPT President of the United States, if no candidate receives 50% of the vote plus 1 in the Primary or General Election, the top 2 vote getters will advance to a runoff.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator David Alfred Perdue
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3 Republican Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2010.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected in a special election [to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Congressman Newt Gingrich]: 1999; re-elected: 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Lee Benedict
FEC S6GA00184
  Candidate Republican     Derrick E. Grayson
  Candidate Republican     Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson
11 November 2014: Announced that he will run for re-election in 2016.

FEC S6GA00119; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,064,285; Dsb $1,107,182
  Candidate Libertarian     Allen Buckley
  Candidate Libertarian     Ted Metz

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor John Nathan "Nathan" Deal
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Craig

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected separately from Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle
First elected: 2006, re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
10 Republican (10 Undetermined);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
FEC H4GA01039; 30 Sep 15; Tot $444,265; Dsb $270,109

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
FEC H2GA02031; 30 Sep 15; Tot $373,712; Dsb $350,614

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Lynn Acton Westmoreland
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Lynn Acton Westmoreland
FEC H4GA08067; 30 Sep 15; Tot $342,118; Dsb $262,530

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
FEC H6GA04129; 30 Sep 15; Tot $160,601; Dsb $138,279

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman John R. Lewis
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman John R. Lewis
FEC H6GA05217; 30 Sep 15; Tot $373,659; Dsb $456,813

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price
FEC H4GA06087; 30 Sep 15; Tot $852,663; Dsb $621,319

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
FEC H0GA07133; 30 Sep 15; Tot $209,491; Dsb $187,425

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman James Austin "Austin" Scott
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James Austin "Austin" Scott
FEC H0GA08099; 30 Sep 15; Tot $456,121; Dsb $267,689

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
FEC H2GA09150; 30 Sep 15; Tot $373,065; Dsb $261,124

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Jody B. Hice
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Shelby Township Treasurer Michael Flynn
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jody B. Hice
FEC H0GA07125; 30 Sep 15; Tot $222,682; Dsb $146,103

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman Barry D. Loudermilk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Barry D. Loudermilk
FEC H4GA11061; 30 Sep 15; Tot $160,246; Dsb $222,199

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
FEC H2GA12121; 30 Sep 15; Tot $500,293; Dsb $363,440

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman David Albert Scott
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman David Albert Scott
FEC H2GA13012; 30 Sep 15; Tot $420,613; Dsb $226,642

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.
First elected in a special election (to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Nathan Deal, Republican) 8 June 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0GA09030; 30 Sep 15; Tot $399,735; Dsb $145,062
  Candidate Republican     Mickey Tuck
FEC H6GA14011; 30 Sep 15; Tot $845; Dsb $154

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Brian Porter Kemp
Appointed 8 January 2010 upon the resignation of Karen C. Handel. First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Samuel S. "Sam" Olens
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner Ralph Terry Hudgens
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Education Superintendent Richard L. Woods
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Labor Commissioner John Mark "Mark" Butler
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 20 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office
  Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
  Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Georgia General Assembly
  Georgia House Republican Caucus
  Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Georgia
  Georgia House Democratic Caucus
  Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Georgia Republican Party
Third Party
  Georgia Right to Life
  Justice Party of Georgia
  Libertarian Party of Georgia
  Southern Party of Georgia
  The Constitution Party of Georgia
  The Unity Party of Georgia
Media & others
  Athens Banner-Herald
  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  Barnesville Herald-Gazette
  GaPundit.com
  Georgia Politics Unfiltered
  Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville
  LaGrange Daily News
  Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus
  MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia
  NewsLink.org - Georgia
  Northwest Georgia News - Rome
  PoliticalVine.com - Marietta
  Politics1.com - Georgia
  Savannah Morning News
  The Augusta Chronicle
  The Citizen - Fayetteville
  The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville
  The Jackson Herald
  The Telegraph - Macon
  The Telegraph - Macon
  The Times-Herald - Newnan
  WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta
  Waycross Journal-Herald
  WGCL TV - CBS - Atlanta
  WSB TV - Atlanta
  WXIA TV - NBC - Atlanta

 


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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
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History
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  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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