Georgia Elections 2022: A Primer

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Get ready for the 2022 elections in Georgia

Basic information on your personal registration, voter status:
Georgia My Voter Page

More details on absentee voting (vote by mail), polling places, election dates:
Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division

County elections offices are excellent sources:
Cobb County (https://www.cobbcounty.org/elections)
Cherokee County (http://voter.cherokeega.com/)

The Facebook and Web pages of candidates are among the best sources of information on candidates. For a neutral viewpoint, go to Ballotpedia.org and type a candidate’s name into the search box. In Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ajc.com is an excellent source.

The 2022 Races

Georgia 14th U.S. Congressional District

Democratic Candidates

Marcus Flowers, veteran & defense contractor. Endorsed by former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland.
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NEWSWEEK
AJC: Democratic veteran challenges ‘twisted’ QAnon-promoting Greene

Holly McCormack, “dirt Road Democrat running against Marjorie Taylor Greene in #GA14. I’m a band mom, small business owner, and *actually* from NW Georgia.” Lives in Ringgold, runs an insurance agency out of Chattanooga.
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(The) Independent: Meet the woman running against Marjorie Taylor Greene

Republican Candidates

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the incumbent elected in 2020.
Media report: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Efforts to Disrupt Work of Congress Opposed by 18 Republicans

Georgia Lieutenant Governor

Democratic candidates

State Rep. Derrick Jackson, three terms representing a Fayette-based district. Veteran of two decades of service in the U.S. Navy.
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See also: Georgia 2022: Democratic lawmaker jumps in LG race

State Rep. Erick Allen, a consultant from Smyrna. Elected GA House in 2018.
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See also: CBS46

Republican candidates

Geoff Duncan, the Republican incumbent, has opted out of the race.

Jeanne Seaver, Republican activist of Savannah, is the only announced candidate as of April 22, 2021.
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The AJC reports other possible GOP contenders are state Sens. Matt Brass, Steve Gooch, Burt Jones and Butch Miller.

Georgia Secretary of State

Republican candidates

Brad Raffensperger, the incumbent Republican, is running, but stirred up a hornet’s nest among pro-Trump Republicans by refusing to go along with President Trump’s pressure to alter  the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. As a result, Raffensperger has several GOP primary opponents.

T.J. Hudson resigned as Treutlen County’s probate judge to enter the race.
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Jody Hice, U.S. Representative. Announced his candidacy in March, and has Trump’s endorsement, making him the frontrunner.
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David Belle Isle, former Alpharetta Mayor
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Democratic candidates

No Democrat has announced as of April 22, 2021, but a likely contender is State Rep. Bee Nguyen, an Atlanta Democrat and “outspoken advocate for expanding voting rights,” according to the AJC.

Georgia Attorney General

Democratic Candidates

Charlie Bailey. Trial attorney, former Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County DA’s office. Bailey in 2018 narrowly lost his challenge to incumbent Republican Chris Carr.

Endorsed by former Gov. Roy Barnes, U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson and Lucy McBath, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Cobb County District Attorney Flynn Broady, and Douglas County DA Dalia Racine.
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State Senator Jen Jordan. Sandy Plains attorney, elected to state Senate in 2018. Her district represents a slice of suburban Atlanta. Jordan gained recognition in 2019 with an impassioned speech opposing a bill providing for one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the U.S. Jordan’s campaign is chaired by DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston, one of the state’s most prominent Black prosecutors.

Media report: Jen Jordan is running for attorney general in Georgia
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Atlanta Magazine: The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party

Republican Candidate

Chris Carr, the incumbent. Carr was first appointed to the office of Attorney General by Governor Nathan Deal in 2016, upon the resignation of Sam Olens, who left to become President of Kennesaw State University. Carr, a longtime Deal ally, was serving at the time as economic development commissioner. He defeated challenger Bailey in 1018.
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Media report: Carr steps down from Republican AGs group under fire for robocall

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