The Green Papers: Georgia 2019 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Federal General Election Runoff: Tuesday 8 January 2019
Tuesday 8 January 2019 - Federal General Election Runoff. Polling hours reportedly 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

Georgia 2020 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.

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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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 (15, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Akhenaten Hotep Amun
FEC S0GA00351
  Candidate Democratic     Marckeith DeJesus
FEC S0GA00377
  Candidate Democratic     Tamara Johnson-Shealey
FEC S0GA00484
  Candidate Democratic     T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff
FEC S8GA00180; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,343,503; Dsb $49,184
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Riggs Amico
FEC S0GA00401; 30 Sep 19; Tot $760,918; Dsb $335,180
  Candidate Democratic     Harold Shelby Shouse, Jr.
FEC S0GA00435
  Candidate Democratic     Clarkston Mayor  Edward "Ted" Terry
FEC S0GA00419; 30 Sep 19; Tot $88,113; Dsb $20,598
  Candidate Democratic     former Columbus Mayor Teresa Pike Tomlinson
FEC S0GA00393; 30 Sep 19; Tot $932,981; Dsb $643,391
  Candidate Democratic     Elaine Whigham Williams
FEC S0GA00369; 01 Jun 19; Tot $5,000; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Derrick Grayson
  Candidate Republican     James Jackson
FEC S0GA00427
  Candidate Republican     Michael Tommy Jowers
FEC S0GA00450
  Candidate Republican     Senator  David Alfred Perdue
FEC S4GA11285; 30 Sep 19; Tot $5,599,695; Dsb $996,126
  Candidate Independent     Elbert "Al" Bartell
FEC S0GA00443
  Candidate Independent     Clifton Julius Kilby, III
FEC S0GA00385
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Pika Chu
?

FEC S0GA00476

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
Open Seat - 28 August 2019: Regarding his battle with Parkinson's-- "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019...."
Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) will appoint a replacement to fill the seat until a special election is held for the remaining 2 years of the term.
 

Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004 and re-elected in 2010 and 2016, will resign on 31 December 2019 due to his battle with Parkinson's. He announced his resignation on 28 August 2019: "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019...."
Senator Isakson also served in U.S. House- having been first elected in a special election (to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Congressman Newt Gingrich) in 1999; and re-elected in 2000 and 2002.


Class 3  
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Special Election - 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.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew "Matt" Lieberman
Son of former Senator Joseph Lieberman

FEC S0GA00468
  Candidate Republican     Arthur Wayne "Wayne" Johnson
FEC S0GA00492
 28 August 2019: Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (Republican) announced his resignation effective 31 December 2019.
Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) will appoint a replacement to fill the seat until a special election is held for the remaining 2 years of the term.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Brian Porter Kemp
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected separately from Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Geoff Duncan
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Republican (8 Undetermined, 1 Open);
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa M. Ring
FEC H8GA01063; 30 Sep 19; Tot $29,184; Dsb $27,529
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara Seidman
FEC H0GA01052
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
FEC H4GA01039; 30 Sep 19; Tot $940,100; Dsb $405,436
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Merritt
FEC H0GA01060; 30 Sep 19; Tot $20,587; Dsb $12,177

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
FEC H2GA02031; 30 Sep 19; Tot $519,385; Dsb $266,481

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
FEC H6GA03113; 30 Sep 19; Tot $960,201; Dsb $616,850

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     William Haston
FEC H0GA04130; 30 Sep 19; Tot $5,721; Dsb $465
  Candidate Democratic     Antonio Cortez Hicks
FEC H0GA04122
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
FEC H6GA04129; 30 Sep 19; Tot $187,513; Dsb $143,487
  Candidate Democratic     Elaine "Amankwah" Nietmann
FEC H0GA04114
  Candidate Republican     Johsira C. "Johsie" Cruz
FEC H0GA04148

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  John R. Lewis
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John R. Lewis
FEC H6GA05217; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,467,482; Dsb $920,106

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman  Lucia Kay "Lucy" McBath
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lucia Kay "Lucy" McBath
FEC H8GA06393; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,777,332; Dsb $654,509
    Republican     state Senator  Brandon Beach - apparently not a candidate
15 November 2019: "I've made the difficult decision to end my campaign for the 6th district & focus on re-election to the [state] Senate."

FEC H0GA06168; 30 Sep 19; Tot $525,632; Dsb $122,241
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth "Ken" Brown
FEC H0GA06176
  Candidate Republican     Marjorie Taylor Greene
FEC H0GA06192; 30 Sep 19; Tot $625,442; Dsb $127,033
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Karen Christine Handel
Unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate: 2014; first elected to the U.S. House in a Special Election: 20 June 2017 [re: resignation of Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican)]; 2018: unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the U.S. House.

FEC H8GA06286; 30 Sep 19; Tot $712,518; Dsb $169,324
  Candidate Republican     Nicole Kaltsas Rodden
FEC H0GA06184; 30 Sep 19; Tot $167,841; Dsb $136,587

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 7 February 2019: "... I have decided not to seek reelection in 2020."
 Candidate list (15) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carolyn Bourdeaux
FEC H8GA07201; 30 Sep 19; Tot $940,022; Dsb $390,264
  Candidate Democratic     former Fulton County Commissioner John H. Eaves
FEC H0GA07216; 30 Sep 19; Tot $117,887; Dsb $62,479
  Candidate Democratic     Nabilah Aishah Islam
FEC H0GA07208; 30 Sep 19; Tot $312,670; Dsb $237,462
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Zahra S. Karinshak
FEC H0GA07323; 30 Sep 19; Tot $208,974; Dsb $8,757
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Brenda Lopez Romero
FEC H0GA07281; 30 Sep 19; Tot $104,383; Dsb $57,420
  Candidate Democratic     Rashid A. Malik
FEC H6GA07163
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Noel Babbage
FEC H0GA07307
  Candidate Republican     Benjamin E. "Ben" Bullock
FEC H0GA07257; 30 Sep 19; Tot $242,709; Dsb $168,608
  Candidate Republican     Mark Gonsalves
FEC H0GA07232; 30 Sep 19; Tot $230,215; Dsb $46,601
  Candidate Republican     Lynne Homrich
FEC H0GA07224; 30 Sep 19; Tot $670,658; Dsb $233,777
  Candidate Republican     Lerah Lee
FEC H0GA07265; 30 Sep 19; Tot $302,545; Dsb $221,484
  Candidate Republican     Richard Dean "Rich" McCormick
FEC H0GA07273; 30 Sep 19; Tot $523,724; Dsb $75,796
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Profit
FEC H8GA04125; 30 Sep 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Amida Jacqueline "Jacqueline" Tseng
FEC H0GA07315; 30 Sep 19; Tot $175; Dsb $11
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Renee S. Unterman
FEC H0GA07299; 30 Sep 19; Tot $805,747; Dsb $34,883

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  James Austin "Austin" Scott
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Evan "Danny" Ellyson
FEC H8GA08092; 30 Sep 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James Austin "Austin" Scott
FEC H0GA08099; 30 Sep 19; Tot $380,736; Dsb $251,352

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman  Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Antwon "Key" Stephens
FEC H0GA09154
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Caroll Wilson
FEC H0GA09162
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
FEC H2GA09150; 30 Sep 19; Tot $867,801; Dsb $350,548

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Jody B. Hice
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Clyde Elrod
FEC H0GA10251
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Ferguson
FEC H0GA10269
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jody B. Hice
FEC H0GA07125; 30 Sep 19; Tot $237,365; Dsb $105,910

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman  Barry D. Loudermilk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dana Barrett
FEC H0GA11036
  Candidate Democratic     Rachel A. Kinsey
FEC H0GA11028; 30 Jun 19; Tot $4,040; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Haden Asher "Asher" Nuckolls
FEC H0GA11044
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Wynn
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Barry D. Loudermilk
FEC H4GA11061; 30 Sep 19; Tot $247,115; Dsb $149,641

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson
FEC H0GA12059
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Steiner
FEC H0GA12067
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
FEC H2GA12121; 30 Sep 19; Tot $462,421; Dsb $197,530

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  David Albert Scott
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Amber L. Hunter
?

FEC H0GA13107
  Candidate Democratic     Michael C. Owens
FEC H0GA13115; 30 Sep 19; Tot $45,530; Dsb $31,001
  Candidate Democratic     former East Point Mayor Jannquell Peters
FEC H0GA13123; 30 Sep 19; Tot $11,252; Dsb $6,380
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Albert Scott
FEC H2GA13012; 30 Sep 19; Tot $463,936; Dsb $328,504
  Candidate Republican     Elfreda A. Desvignes
  Candidate Libertarian     Martin Lindsey Cowen, III
FEC H8GA13027; 30 Sep 19; Tot $7,815; Dsb $6,999

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0GA09030; 30 Sep 19; Tot $703,724; Dsb $412,605

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State  Brad Raffensperger
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Christopher M. "Chris" Carr
Appointed: 1 November 2016. First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican acting Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner Jim King
Appointed: 12 June 2019 re: resignation of Jim Beck (Republican).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 16 May 2019: Commissioner Jim C. Beck, who was first elected in 2018, announced that he is suspending himself from office. He has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of $2,000,000 wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering. Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner Drew Lane will perform the duties of the Insurance Commissioner. Governor Brian Porter Kemp will soon appoint an acting Insurance Commissioner who will serve until the case against Commissioner Beck is resolved.
12 June 2019: Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) names John King as the acting Insurance Commissioner.

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Gary W. Black
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Education Superintendent  Richard L. Woods
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Labor Commissioner  John Mark "Mark" Butler
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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): 5 incumbents, 39 candidates
  Republican: 19 incumbents, 30 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)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
 
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
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Georgia General Assembly
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Georgia
  Georgia House Democratic Caucus
  Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Georgia House Republican Caucus
  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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