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 
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.

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.

20 June 2017: Returns from 6th Congressional District Special Election 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 Sep 17; Tot $15,683; Dsb $10,193
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara A. Seidman
FEC H8GA01071; 13 Oct 17; Tot $7,597; Dsb $6,905
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter
FEC H4GA01039; 30 Sep 17; Tot $662,329; Dsb $372,645

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.
FEC H2GA02031; 30 Sep 17; Tot $434,122; Dsb $304,430
  Candidate Democratic     Carl Sprayberry
FEC H8GA02079
  Candidate Republican     Bruce William McPherson
FEC H8GA02061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $34,644; Dsb $4,854
  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 Sep 17; Tot $4,900; Dsb $574
  Candidate Democratic     Melvin Russell "Rusty" Oliver
FEC H8GA03069
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV
FEC H6GA03113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $474,889; Dsb $299,552
  Candidate Republican     Philip Jerald Singleton
FEC H8GA03044; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,294; Dsb $108

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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
FEC H6GA04129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $142,059; Dsb $165,626
  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 Sep 17; Tot $1,429,278; Dsb $741,937

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Abel
FEC H8GA06377
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Sally Harrell
19 February 2017: Filed to run in 2018.

FEC H8GA06187; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,567; Dsb $24,376
  Candidate Democratic     Bobby Kaple
FEC H8GA06369
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Earl Keatley
FEC H8GA06211; 30 Sep 17; Tot $16,090; Dsb $17,841
 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 134,799 51.78% former Secretary of State Karen Christine Handel
18 April 2017: Received 20% in the primary. Proceeds to 20 June 2017 runoff.

FEC H8GA06286; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,700,573; Dsb $6,218,111
  Candidate Democratic 125,517 48.22% T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff
18 April 2017: Received 48% in the primary. Proceeds to 20 June 2017 runoff.

FEC H8GA06195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $30,593,833; Dsb $30,489,158
Total 260,316 100.00%  
 

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 Congressional 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 Sep 17; Tot $13,946; Dsb $5,590
  Candidate Democratic     Carolyn Bourdeaux
FEC H8GA07201; 30 Sep 17; Tot $125,330; Dsb $46,967
  Candidate Democratic     Melissa Davis
FEC H8GA07185; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,982; Dsb $13,038
  Candidate Democratic     David Kim
FEC H8GA07151; 30 Sep 17; Tot $292,080; Dsb $55,211
  Candidate Democratic     Ethan Pham
FEC H8GA07177; 30 Sep 17; Tot $129,672; Dsb $19,188
  Candidate Democratic     Steven M. "Steve" Reilly
FEC H8GA07169; 30 Sep 17; Tot $19,742; Dsb $10,059
  Candidate Republican     Shane Hazel
FEC H8GA07193; 30 Sep 17; Tot $24,148; Dsb $8,322
  Candidate Republican     Congressman William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III
FEC H0GA07133; 30 Sep 17; Tot $234,061; Dsb $258,828

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 (6) - 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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,400; Dsb $1,278
  Candidate Republican     Vance Dean
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Danny" Ellyson
FEC H8GA08092; 31 Dec 17; Tot $1,027; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James Austin "Austin" Scott
FEC H0GA08099; 30 Sep 17; Tot $361,991; Dsb $258,184
  Candidate Green     James L. "Jimmy" Cooper, III
FEC H8GA08118

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 Sep 17; Tot $17,342; Dsb $4,512
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins
FEC H2GA09150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $424,468; Dsb $233,404

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Jody B. Hice
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kellie Lynn Collins
FEC H8GA10130
  Candidate Democratic     Chalis Pomeroy Montgomery
FEC H8GA10148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,007; Dsb $3,977
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jody B. Hice
FEC H0GA07125; 30 Sep 17; Tot $243,777; Dsb $147,629
  Candidate Republican     Joseph William "Joe" Hunt
FEC H8GA10163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Green     Fernando Gamarra
  Candidate Independent     Patrick Moorehead
FEC H8GA10155; 07 Dec 17; Tot $70; Dsb $54

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman Barry D. Loudermilk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Harry Braun
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Natalie Webster
FEC H8GA11039
  Candidate Democratic     Quentin Adam "Adam" Wynn
FEC H8GA11047
  Candidate Republican     William Llop
FEC H2GA11198; 29 Mar 17; Tot $2,500; Dsb $24,896
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Barry D. Loudermilk
FEC H4GA11061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $357,513; Dsb $131,622
  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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $13,639; Dsb $13,930
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen
FEC H2GA12121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $310,453; Dsb $169,586
  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 Sep 17; Tot $501,760; Dsb $276,441

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Rosser
  Candidate Republican     Congressman John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0GA09030; 30 Sep 17; Tot $870,852; Dsb $288,194

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 (7)
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman John Barrow
First elected: 2004, unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2014.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Dorothea "Dee" Dawkins-Haigler
  Candidate Democratic     former Rockdale County Tax Commissioner R.J. Hadley
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  Candidate Republican     state Representative Buzz Brockway
  Candidate Republican     former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle
  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   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, 42 candidates
  Republican: 21 incumbents, 36 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.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 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.


 


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