The Green Papers: Georgia 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Election House CD 6: Tuesday 18 April 2017
✓ Special Runoff House CD 6: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017 - Filing Deadliine Special Election CD 6.
Tuesday 18 April 2017 - Special Election House CD 6. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 20 June 2017 - Special Runoff House CD 6. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 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.

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.


Tuesday 18 April 2017 US House CD 6 Special Election returns from the Georgia Secretary of State.

 
           

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

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

  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 (8)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Stacey Abrams
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle
11 April 2017: Filed paperwork to run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator  Hunter Hill
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Brian Porter Kemp
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Clay Tippins
  Candidate Republican     Marc Alan Urbach
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Michael Williams
  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
Open Seat - 11 April 2017: Filed paperwork to run for Governor.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Geoff Duncan
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Rick Jeffares
  Candidate Republican     Rick "Wolfy" Knox
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  David Shafer

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 Undetermined);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Wayne Bridges
FEC H8GA01048
  Candidate Democratic     Bernard Stefan "Steve" Jarvis
FEC H8GA01055
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Charles "Rick" Jaworski
FEC H8GA01030
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa M. Ring
FEC H8GA01063; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,059; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara A. Seidman
FEC H8GA01071
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
FEC H4GA01039; 30 Jun 17; Tot $443,923; Dsb $224,360

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
FEC H2GA02031; 30 Jun 17; Tot $239,100; Dsb $164,157
  Candidate Republican     Bruce McPherson
  Candidate Republican     Herman West, Jr.

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Joseph "Chuck" Enderlin, Jr.
FEC H8GA03051; 30 Jun 17; Tot $87; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Melvin Russell "Rusty" Oliver
FEC H8GA03069
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
FEC H6GA03113; 30 Jun 17; Tot $317,789; Dsb $224,588
  Candidate Republican     Philip Jerald Singleton
FEC H8GA03044; 30 Jun 17; Tot $4,944; Dsb $36

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Guillory
FEC H8GA04109
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
FEC H6GA04129; 30 Jun 17; Tot $105,697; Dsb $113,889
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Fitzgerald Parks
FEC H8GA04117

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  John R. Lewis
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John R. Lewis
FEC H6GA05217; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,092,601; Dsb $468,359

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 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
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Sally Harrell
19 February 2017: Filed to run in 2018.

FEC H8GA06187; 30 Jun 17; Tot $15,566; Dsb $24,376
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Earl Keatley
FEC H8GA06211; 30 Jun 17; Tot $16,090; Dsb $17,481
    Democratic     Joshua Ivan "Josh" McLaurin - apparently not a candidate
17 January 2017: Dropped out.
14 March 2017: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC H8GA06179; 14 Mar 17; Tot $267; Dsb $43,735
    Republican     Donald Patrick "Donnie" "Donskie" Bolena, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8GA06229
    Republican     Kelly Stewart - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8GA06278
 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.


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Special Election
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 134,595 51.87% former Secretary of State Karen Christine Handel
18 April 2017: Received 20% in the primary. Proceeds to 20 June 2017 runoff.

FEC H8GA06286; 10 Jul 17; Tot $6,587,390; Dsb $6,158,886
  Candidate Democratic 124,893 48.13% T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff
18 April 2017: Received 48% in the primary. Proceeds to 20 June 2017 runoff.

FEC H8GA06195; 10 Jul 17; Tot $30,228,428; Dsb $30,215,724
Total 259,488 100.00%  
 

10 February 2017: Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican), who was first elected in 2004 as a U.S. Representative, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 52-47, as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration.
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.
15 February 2017: Qualified Candidates for the 18 April Special Election from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Since no candidate received 50% of the vote in the Tuesday 18 April 2017 Special Election, the top 2 vote getters will advance to a Tuesday 20 June 2017 runoff.
6th Congressional District Special Election Information from the Georgia Secretary of State.
20 June 2017: Returns from 6th Congression District Special Election from the Georgia Secretary of State.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kathleen Allen
FEC H8GA07144; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,053; Dsb $1,784
  Candidate Democratic     Carolyn Bourdeaux
FEC H8DC07015
  Candidate Democratic     Melissa Davis
FEC H8GA07185
  Candidate Democratic     David Kim
FEC H8GA07151; 30 Jun 17; Tot $260,091; Dsb $345
  Candidate Democratic     Ethan Pham
FEC H8GA07177
  Candidate Democratic     Steven M. "Steve" Reilly
FEC H8GA07169; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,650; Dsb $828
  Candidate Republican     Shane Hazel
FEC H8GA07193
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
FEC H0GA07133; 30 Jun 17; Tot $127,665; Dsb $158,476

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  James Austin "Austin" Scott
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James Patrick "Jimmy" McInnis
FEC H8GA08068; 15 Apr 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Willie F. "Fred" Swann
FEC H8GA08076
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Danny" Ellyson
FEC H8GA08092; 30 Jun 17; Tot $745; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James Austin "Austin" Scott
FEC H0GA08099; 30 Jun 17; Tot $197,766; Dsb $162,363

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman  Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Braxton "Josh" McCall
FEC H8GA09058; 30 Jun 17; Tot $7,863; Dsb $2,932
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
FEC H2GA09150; 30 Jun 17; Tot $311,138; Dsb $161,413

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Jody B. Hice
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kellie Lynn Collins
FEC H8GA10130
  Candidate Democratic     Chalis Pomeroy Montgomery
FEC H8GA10148
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jody B. Hice
FEC H0GA07125; 30 Jun 17; Tot $149,932; Dsb $108,249
  Candidate Green     Fernando Gamarra
  Candidate Independent     Patrick Moorehead
FEC H8GA10155

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman  Barry D. Loudermilk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Harry Braun
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Natalie Webster
FEC H8GA11039
  Candidate Republican     William Llop
FEC H2GA11198; 29 Mar 17; Tot $2,500; Dsb $24,896
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Barry D. Loudermilk
FEC H4GA11061; 30 Jun 17; Tot $249,964; Dsb $88,809
  Candidate Republican     Gavin Miller
FEC H8GA11021

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Trenton "Trent" Nesmith
FEC H8GA12052
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
FEC H2GA12121; 30 Jun 17; Tot $217,116; Dsb $118,903
  Candidate Independent     Mary West
FEC H8GA12060

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  David Albert Scott
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Albert Scott
FEC H2GA13012; 30 Jun 17; Tot $136,106; Dsb $178,062

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0GA09030; 30 Jun 17; Tot $648,527; Dsb $182,408

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
Open Seat - 31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     R.J. Hadley
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Buzz Brockway
  Candidate Republican     former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle
    Republican     Rick Knox - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Joshua "Josh" McKoon
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Brad Raffensperger

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

  Republican Attorney General  Christopher M. "Chris" Carr
Appointed: 1 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

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

  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.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Tomeka M. Kimbrough
  Candidate Democratic     Cindy Zeldin
  Candidate Republican     Jim Beck
  Candidate Republican     Jay Florence
  Candidate Republican     Shane Mobley

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Otha Thornton

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, 35 candidates
  Republican: 21 incumbents, 34 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
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
  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
  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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