The Green Papers: Georgia 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Senate Class 2 Runoff and Senate Class 3 Special Runoff Election: Tuesday 5 January 2021
Tuesday 5 January 2021 - Senate Class 2 Runoff and Senate Class 3 Special Runoff Election. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:14(3.22% of 435)
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.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff
First elected: 5 January 2021 (regular runoff election)
Seat up for regular election: Friday 6 November 2026

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Raphael Warnock
First elected in a special runoff election: 5 January 2021 [re: resignation of Senators John Hardy "Johnn" Isakson (Republican) and Kelly Loeffler (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     former Senator  Kelly Loeffler
Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Johnny Isakson, sworn 6 January 2020. Lost her re-election bid in a 5 January 2021 special runoff election.

FEC S0GA00526
 

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 Member of Congress Newt Gingrich) in 1999; and re-elected in 2000 and 2002.
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.
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.
19 November 2019: Everyone who applied [to the Governor] for Johnny Isakson's Senate seat from AJC.
29 November 2019: Media reports indicate Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) will appoint Kelly Loeffler (Republican).
4 December 2019: Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) appoints Kelly Loeffler (Republican) to fill the seat once it becomes vacant.
31 December 2019: Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson resigned.
6 January 2020: Senator Kelly Loeffler is sworn.
21 February 2020: Governor Brian Kemp set the data for the Special Election to 3 November.
24 February 2020: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger set the qualifying window from 2 to 6 March.
3 November 2020: Special election results-- Raphael Warnock (Democratic) 32.90%, Senator Kelly Loeffler (Republican) 25.91%. Since no one received a majority of the vote in the 3 November nonpartisan special election, the top two vote-getters advance to a 5 January 2021 runoff.
5 January 2021: Raphael Warnock (Democratic) wins the runoff with 50.61%.


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.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Libertarian     Shane Hazel

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

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Republican (8 Undetermined);
6 Democratic (6 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joyce Griggs
FEC H0GA01078

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Member of Congress  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Member of Congress  Nikema Natassha Williams
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Lucia Kay "Lucy" McBath
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Carolyn Bourdeaux
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael Allen Corbin
FEC H2GA07121
  Candidate Republican     Richard Dean "Rich" McCormick
FEC H0GA07273

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  James Austin "Austin" Scott
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9 Republican Member of Congress  Andrew Clyde
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 10 Republican Member of Congress  Jody B. Hice
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tabitha Johnson-Green
FEC H8GA10197

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 11 Republican Member of Congress  Barry D. Loudermilk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 12 Republican Member of Congress  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Member of Congress  David Albert Scott
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Libertarian     former Clayton County Probate Judge Martin Lindsey Cowen, III
FEC H8GA13027

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 14 Republican Member of Congress  Marjorie Taylor Greene
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Charlie Bailey

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): 8 incumbents, 3 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 3 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: 2 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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State Constitution of Georgia
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
  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 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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