The Green Papers: Georgia 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 22 May 2018
✓ Primary Runoff (Gov R; Lt Gov R; CD 6 D, 7 D; SoS R; Supt Ed): Tuesday 24 July 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
State and Local General Runoff: Tuesday 4 December 2018
Federal General Election Runoff: Tuesday 8 January 2019
Friday 9 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary, Nonpartisan, Independent.
Tuesday 22 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 10 July 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor Petitions.
Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Primary Runoff (Gov R; Lt Gov R; CD 6 D, 7 D; SoS R; Supt Ed). Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 4 December 2018 - State and Local General Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 January 2019 - Federal General Election Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 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


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.

The primary is for the Republican and Democratic parties.

Special elections: All candidates (regardless of party affiliation) run on a single ballot. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff.


2018 Election Dates from the Georgia Secretary of State.

Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State.

22 May Primary
Returns from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.

Since no candidate received 50% of the vote plus 1 in the 22 May Primary, the top 2 vote getters will advance to a 24 July runoff:
Governor Republican
Lieutenant Governor Republican
U.S. House CD 6 Democratic
U.S. House CD 7 Democratic
Secretary of State Republican
Superintendent of Education Democratic
.

24 July Runoff
Returns from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Results from Fox 5 Atlanta.
Results from 11 Alive Atlanta.
Results from The New York Times.
Results from Politico.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  David Alfred Perdue
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Akhenaten Hotep Amun
FEC S0GA00351

Class 3 Republican Senator  John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson
(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.) First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2004; re-elected: 2010; 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Stacey Abrams
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Brian Porter Kemp
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Libertarian     Ted Metz
  Candidate Independent     Larry E. Odom
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Rachele Fruit
  Candidate Write-in     Rod Mack

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor  Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle
First elected: 2006, re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 11 April 2017: Running for Governor.
24 July 2018: Did not receive his party's nomination for Governor.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Riggs Amico
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Geoff Duncan
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
10 Republican (10 Renominated);
4 Democratic (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa M. Ring
FEC H8GA01063; 30 Jun 18; Tot $103,756; Dsb $91,532
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
FEC H4GA01039; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,414,181; Dsb $983,545

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
FEC H2GA02031; 30 Jun 18; Tot $782,471; Dsb $648,684
  Candidate Republican     Herman West, Jr.
FEC H8GA02087; 30 Jun 18; Tot $11,824; Dsb $4,377

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Joseph "Chuck" Enderlin, Jr.
FEC H8GA03051; 30 Jun 18; Tot $28,166; Dsb $22,587
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
FEC H6GA03113; 30 Jun 18; Tot $910,580; Dsb $815,916

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
FEC H6GA04129; 30 Jun 18; Tot $368,190; Dsb $326,742
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Profit
FEC H8GA04125; 30 Jun 18; Tot $9,200; Dsb $13,126

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John R. Lewis
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John R. Lewis
FEC H6GA05217; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,659,730; Dsb $1,383,808
  Candidate Libertarian     David McCaigue
FEC H8GA05114

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Karen Christine Handel
First elected in a Special Election: 20 June 2017 [re: resignation of Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican) who became Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lucia Kay "Lucy" McBath
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018

FEC H8GA06393; 04 Jul 18; Tot $313,677; Dsb $162,497
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Karen Christine Handel
FEC H8GA06286; 30 Jun 18; Tot $7,720,836; Dsb $6,717,365
  Candidate Write-in     Jeremy Carlton Heston Stubbs
FEC H8GA06419
 10 February 2017: Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican), who was first elected in 2004 to the U.S. House of Representative, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 52-47, as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration. He was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump on 29 November 2016.
10 February 2017: Governor John Nathan "Nathan" Deal (Republican) called a Special Primary for 18 April 2017. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff on 20 June 2017.
6th Congressional District Special Election Information from the Georgia Secretary of State.
20 June 2017: former Secretary of State Karen Christine Handel (Republican) wins the Special Election.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carolyn Bourdeaux
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018

FEC H8GA07201; 04 Jul 18; Tot $852,299; Dsb $754,495
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
FEC H0GA07133; 30 Jun 18; Tot $724,912; Dsb $519,485

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James Austin "Austin" Scott
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James Austin "Austin" Scott
FEC H0GA08099; 30 Jun 18; Tot $694,904; Dsb $471,141

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Braxton "Josh" McCall
FEC H8GA09058; 30 Jun 18; Tot $49,181; Dsb $29,764
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
FEC H2GA09150; 30 Jun 18; Tot $994,495; Dsb $501,618
  Candidate Libertarian     Robin Aaron Gilmer
FEC H8GA09074; 15 Jul 18; Tot $5,720; Dsb $5,720

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jody B. Hice
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tabitha A. Johnson-Green
FEC H8GA10197; 30 Jun 18; Tot $9,453; Dsb $8,787
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jody B. Hice
FEC H0GA07125; 30 Jun 18; Tot $438,297; Dsb $327,542

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Barry D. Loudermilk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Flynn D. Broady, Jr.
FEC H8GA11062; 30 Jun 18; Tot $34,840; Dsb $19,884
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Barry D. Loudermilk
FEC H4GA11061; 30 Jun 18; Tot $655,056; Dsb $320,723

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Francys Johnson
FEC H8GA12078; 30 Jun 18; Tot $116,036; Dsb $112,434
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
FEC H2GA12121; 30 Jun 18; Tot $758,566; Dsb $437,623
  Candidate Write-in     Brian Brown

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Albert Scott
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Albert Scott
FEC H2GA13012; 30 Jun 18; Tot $905,147; Dsb $717,747
  Candidate Republican     David Alan Callahan
FEC H8GA13035; 30 Jun 18; Tot $9,947; Dsb $8,723
  Candidate Libertarian     former County Probate Judge Martin Lindsey Cowen, III
FEC H8GA13027; 04 Jul 18; Tot $19,905; Dsb $19,254

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Lamar "Steve" Foster
14 August 2018: Received a 6 month jail sentence for DUI.

FEC H8GA14025; 30 Jun 18; Tot $11,392; Dsb $7,783
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0GA09030; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,660,968; Dsb $702,689

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  John Barrow
First elected to the U.S. Congress: 2004, unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2014.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Brad Raffensperger
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018
  Candidate Libertarian     J. Smythe DuVal

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Christopher M. "Chris" Carr
Appointed: 1 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Charlie Bailey
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Christopher M. "Chris" Carr
 

On 1 November 2016, Samuel S. "Sam" Olens (Republican) who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 resigned to become President of Kennesaw State University.
On 12 October 2016, Governor John Nathan "Nathan" Deal (Republican) selected one of his deputies, Chris Carr, as the replacement Attorney General.


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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner  Ralph Terry Hudgens
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Not a candidate in 2018, retiring.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Janice Laws
  Candidate Republican     Jim Beck
  Candidate Libertarian     Donnie Foster

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Gary W. Black
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Swann
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Gary W. Black

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Education Superintendent  Richard L. Woods
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Otha E. Thornton, Jr.
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018
  Candidate Republican     Education Superintendent  Richard L. Woods
  Candidate Write-in     Sonia Francis-Rolle

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Labor Commissioner  John Mark "Mark" Butler
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Keatley
  Candidate Republican     Labor Commissioner  John Mark "Mark" Butler
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 22 candidates
  Republican: 20 incumbents, 21 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 5 candidates
 
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.

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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