Georgia Primary: What’s on your ballot? – What We Know!

Georgia Primary: What’s on your ballot?

You most likely know early voting is underway in Georgia and have probably heard the names Brian Kemp, David Perdue, Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. That final identify you most likely knew lengthy earlier than he determined to run for U.S. Senate.

And when you might not have identified who was Georgia’s secretary of state earlier than December 2020, due to former President Donald Trump, you’re probably conscious that Trump’s followers don’t need Brad Raffensperger to win re-election to what’s historically a low-profile job.

Whenever you go to vote both early, absentee or at your precinct on Could 24, be ready to see scores of different candidates in your main poll operating for greater than a dozen state and native workplaces. Particularly in the event you’re a Republican.

Scroll down to examine everybody operating for statewide workplaces and the U.S. Home and state legislative seats representing Southeast Georgia. To see who’s on native ballots, go on to voters guides for Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn and Ware counties. A have a look at the native races in Clinch and Pierce county shall be posted quickly.

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U.S. Senate

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

Six males are operating to be the Republican candidate on the November Common Election poll. If no candidate will get greater than 50% of the vote within the main, the highest two advance to a runoff scheduled for June 21.

  • Gary Black is the present Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture. Earlier than changing into commissioner, Black co-managed the Georgia Meals Trade Partnership. He additionally served as president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council and as a discipline consultant within the Georgia Farm Bureau. (Marketing campaign bio)

  • Josh Clark – Born in Atlanta, Clark’s skilled expertise consists of proudly owning a nutraceutical distribution firm and an actual property and administration firm. He was a member of the Georgia Home of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2011 to 2015. (Marketing campaign bio)

  • Kelvin King graduated from the U.S. Air Pressure Academy and served as an officer. His skilled expertise included working in procurement, enterprise growth and building. King additionally based Osprey Administration, a building agency. (Marketing campaign bio)

  • Jonathan McColumn obtained a BA from Georgia Faculty in 1986 and grasp’s levels from Elmira Faculty (1992), Webster College (2002) and U.S. Military Conflict Faculty (2010). McColumn labored as a priest, a basic officer within the U.S. Military and an teacher at Phoenix College. (Campign bio)

  • Latham Saddler graduated from the College of Georgia and has a grasp’s in Worldwide Affairs from Georgia Tech. He served as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer and was director of intelligence packages for the Nationwide Safety Council. Saddler additionally labored as a White Home Fellow from 2018 to 2019. (Marketing campaign bio)

  • Herschel Walker attended the College of Georgia the place he was an All-American in each soccer and track-and-field, leaving faculty after successful 1982 Heisman Trophy to play within the USFL and NFL. Since leaving sports activities, he has labored for a lot of food-supply companies. Former President Donald Trump appointed Walker as chair of the Council on Sports activities, Health, and Diet in 2018. (Marketing campaign bio)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Tamara Johnson-Shealey was born and raised in Chatham County with deep household roots in Effingham County. She is lead advocate of Reparations Sunday, an initiative that connects church buildings to the reparations motion, president of The Involved Magnificence and Barber Professionals and senior advocate of Politics Magnificence and Barber. She has a BS from DeVry College and a Juris Grasp’s Diploma from Emory College Faculty of Regulation. (Marketing campaign bio)

  • Raphael Warnock is operating for re-election to the U.S. Senate seat he received in January 2021 when he defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. He has served as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005. He additionally chaired the New Georgia Venture, a voter registration group based by Stacey Abrams from 2017 to 2020. Warnock earned a bachelor’s diploma from Morehouse Faculty in 1991 and a grasp’s diploma in divinity, a grasp’s diploma in philosophy, and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary. (Marketing campaign bio)


Georgia governor

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

5 candidates are operating to be the Republican candidate on the November Common Election poll. If no candidate will get greater than 50% of the vote within the main, the highest two advance to a runoff scheduled for June 21.

  • Catherine Davis was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Davis earned a bachelor’s diploma from Tufts College in 1973 and studied on the College of Bridgeport Faculty of Regulation. Her profession expertise consists of being president of the nonprofit group The Restoration Venture and a Fortune 500 human assets supervisor. (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Brian Kemp is operating for re-election as governor of Georgia. Kemp defeated former state Rep. Stacey Abrams (D) within the 2018 election by simply over 1 proportion level, succeeding term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal (R). Kemp first received elected workplace in 2012, when he unseated state Sen. Doug Haines (D). In 2006, Kemp ran for agriculture commissioner however was defeated within the Republican main. 4 years later, then-Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) appointed Kemp to the Georgia Secretary of State workplace vacated by Karen Handel (R), who had resigned to run for governor. He was re-elected to that publish twice. Earlier than coming into elected workplace, Kemp was a small enterprise proprietor, managing Athens-based Kemp Properties. (Marketing campaign bio)

  • David Perdue was a member of the U.S. Senate from Georgia from January 2015, changing retiring incumbent Saxby Chambliss (R). Perdue was defeated by Democrat Jon Ossoff in January 2021. Previous to operating for Senate, Perdue served as CEO of Reebok, Greenback Common and Pillowtex. (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Kandiss Taylor was born in Baxley, Georgia. She obtained a bachelor’s diploma in 2003, a grasp’s diploma in 2005 and a specialist’s diploma in 2006 from Georgia Southern College. She additionally obtained a Ph.D. from Regent College in 2014. Taylor’s skilled expertise consists of working as a pupil providers coordinator and she or he is licensed in early childhood instructing and in class counseling. (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Tom Williams – Little info is on the market about Williams. One information web site described him as a civil service retiree. We couldn’t discover a marketing campaign web site or social media account for Williams.

Regardless that there’s just one candidate for governor on the Democratic facet, her identify will seem on the poll.

  • Stacey Abrams graduated from Avondale Excessive Faculty and has earned levels from Spelman Faculty, the College of Texas, and Yale College Regulation Faculty. Shas owned a enterprise and labored as a companion in Insomnia LLC; the CEO of Sage Works LLC; was deputy metropolis legal professional for town of Atlanta; particular counsel to Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan; and a trainer at Spelman Faculty and Yale College. She was elected to the Georgia Home of Representatives, District 89 in 2006 and served as Home minority chief from 2011 to 2017. Abrams resigned her state Home seat in August 2017 to run for governor in 2018, shedding to Republican Brian Kemp however simply over 1 proportion level. She based and continues to guide the New Georgia Venture, a voter registration group. (Marketing campaign bio)


Lieutenant governor

Republican Geoff Duncan will not be looking for re-election as Georgia’s lieutenant governor. 4 Republicans and 9 Democrats certified to run for the workplace in 2022. If no candidate receives greater than 50% of the vote within the get together main, the 2 receiving essentially the most votes will meet in a runoff scheduled for June 21. The winners will face Libertarian Ryan Grahame in November.

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  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Mack McGregor – a producing supervisor from LaFayette, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Butch Miller – an car supplier from Gainesville, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Tony Brown – USAF veteran, advisor from McDonough, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Derrick L. Jackson – retired naval officer, adjunct professor from Tyrone, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  • R. Malik – entrepreneur from Lilburn, Georgia (No web site listed)


Secretary of State

Three Republican challengers and 5 Democrats will attempt to unseat incumbent Brad Raffensperger. If no candidate exceeds 50% of the vote in both get together main, the 2 with essentially the most votes will face both different in a runoff on June 21.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Michael Owens – cyber safety government from Mableton, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)


Legal professional basic

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

Commissioner of agriculture

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

Commissioner of insurance coverage

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Ben Cowart – actual property developer from Johns Creek, Georgia (No marketing campaign web site listed)

  • John King – incumbent commissioner of agriculture from Roswell, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

State faculty superintendent

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Richard Woods – incumbent state faculty superintendent from Tifton, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • James Morrow Jr. – trainer/coach from Powder Springs, Georgia (No marketing campaign web site listed)

  • Alisha Thomas Searcy – former superintendent/enterprise proprietor from Energy Springs, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)


Commissioner of labor

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Mike Coan – deputy commissioner, division of labor from White, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • William “Will” Boddie – legal professional from East Level, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Thomas Deane – courier from Atlanta (No marketing campaign web site listed)


Public Service Fee, District 3

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Shelia Edwards – writer/enterprise proprietor in Mableton, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Missy Moore – business insurance coverage company proprietor in Decatur, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)


Public Service Fee, District 2

  • Tim Echols – incumbent public service commissioner from Hoschton, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Patty Durand – former president/CEO of Good Vitality Client Collab (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Russell Edwards – Athens/Clark County commissioner (No marketing campaign web site listed)


Georgia’s 1st Congressional District

One among Georgia’s 14 seats within the U.S. Home represents Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce and Ware counties.

  • Earl “Buddy” Carter – A pharmacist who has held this seat in Congress since 2015. Previous to election to this seat, Carter was mayor of Pooler, Georgia, served within the Georgia Home and Senate. He lives in Savannah with a spouse and 4 kids. (Marketing campaign web site)

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Joyce Marie Griggs – Born in Bethel, North Carolina, Griggs served within the U.S. Military and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. She earned a B.A. from North Carolina Central College. Griggs’ profession expertise consists of proudly owning a enterprise in Backyard Metropolis, Georgia (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Wade Herring – After graduating from Central Excessive Faculty in Macon, Georgia, Herring earned a regulation diploma from the College of Georgia. His profession expertise consists of working as a lawyer and judicial clerk. Herring has served with the Frank Callen Boys & Ladies Membership and Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy lawyer. (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Michelle L. Munroe – She was born at Homestead Air Pressure Base, Florida, and served within the U.S. Military from 1992 to 2020. She earned a grasp’s diploma in midwifery and a doctorate in nursing follow. (Marketing campaign web site)


Georgia’s eighth Congressional District

This South Central Georgia U.S. Home seat consists of Clinch County.

  • Austin Scott – Member of Congress from Tifton, Georgia. Earlier than his election in 2011 he’s agent and proprietor with The Southern Group and was senior agent with The Principal Monetary Group. He has a BBA in danger administration and insurance coverage from the College of Georgia. (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Darrius Butler – Pastor in Warner Robins with diploma from Carver Faculty. He based a non-profit and has served because the chair of the Boys & Ladies Membership. (Marketing campaign web site)


(Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Workplace, Georgia Common Meeting)

Georgia State Senate, District 3

Represents Brantley Camden, Charlton, Glynn and a part of Ware counties. One-term Republican state Sen. Sheila McNeill will not be looking for re-election. No Democratic candidates certified to run for this workplace.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Mike Hodges – banker (No marketing campaign web site discovered)


Georgia State Senate, District 8

Consists of Clinch, Pierce and a part of Ware counties. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

  • Russ Goodman – The incumbent, a Republican and a farmer from Homerville, drew no Republican or Democratic challengers. His identify will seem on the poll despite the fact that he’s unopposed.


Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Workplace, Georgia Common Meeting (Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Workplace, Georgia Common Meeting)

Georgia State Home, District 167

Represents western Glynn County. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

  • Buddy DeLoach – The incumbent, a Republican who lives in Shellman Bluff and retired after a profession in insurance coverage, drew no Republican or Democratic challengers. His identify will seem on the poll despite the fact that he’s unopposed.


Georgia State Home, District 174

Consists of Brantley, Charlton, Clinch and a part of Ware County. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

  • John Corbett – The incumbent, a Republican enterprise proprietor and farmer who lives in Slake Park, drew no Republican or Democratic challengers. His identify will seem on the poll despite the fact that he’s unopposed.


Georgia State Home, District 176

Consists of a part of Ware County. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

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  • James Burchett – The incumbent, a Republican who co-owns a regulation agency in Waycross, drew no Republican or Democratic challengers. His identify will seem on the poll despite the fact that he’s unopposed.


Georgia State Home, District 178

Consists of Pierce County. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

Georgia State Home, District 179

Consists of town of Brunswick, St. Simons Island and different elements of jap Glynn County. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Bob Duncan – incumbent state consultant, a builder/developer who lives in St. Simons Island (Marketing campaign web site)

  • John C. Killgallon – from St. Simons Island, works in senior care advertising and marketing (No marketing campaign web site listed)

  • Rick Townsend – retired educator/advisor who lives in St. Simons Island (Marketing campaign web site)


Georgia State Home, District 180

Consists of all of Camden County and a strip of southern Glynn County. No Democrat certified to run for this seat.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
  • Steven Sainz – the incumbent state consultant is CEO of Camden Connection (Marketing campaign web site)

  • Cody Smith – a small enterprise proprietor in St. Marys (No marketing campaign web site listed)


Candidate info was collected from the Georgia Secretary of State’s workplace, particular person county elections workplaces and Ballotpedia.com.

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