Georgia 2014 Elections Review

US Senate

In the race to replace Saxby Chambliss in the U. S. Senate, Democrat Michelle Nunn easily defeated three opponents to secure the Democratic Nomination in the May 20th Democratic Primary election. She will face the winner of the July 22 Republican Primary Runoff between the former head of Dollar General David Perdue and 1st Congressional District Representative Jack Kingston.

Governor of Georgia

Incumbent Nathan Deal outpaced his two challengers in the Republican gubernatorial primary. He will face Democrat Jason Carter and Libertarian Andrew Hunt in the November general election. Carter and Hunt did not have primary opposition.

State School Superintendent

In the race for the Democratic Nomination for State School Superintendent, Former City of Decatur School Board Chair Valarie Wilson will face State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan in the July 22 runoff Election. On the Republican side, Mike Buck and Richard Woods, two veteran school administrators and teachers, will be in a runoff.

Secretary of State

Former Lithonia City Councilwomen Doreen Carter defeated her opponent in the Democratic Primary to win the right to face Incumbent Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, in the General Election on November 4, 2014.

Commissioner of Insurance

Liz Johnson defeated Keith Heard in the Democratic Primary to win the right to face Incumbent Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, a Republican, in the November General Election.

Commissioner of Agriculture

Business owner and Democrat Chris Irvin will face Republican Gary Black, the current commissioner, in the November General Election. Both were unopposed in the Primary.

Commissioner of Labor Incumbent Republican Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will face Attorney Robbin Shipp, in the November General Election. Both were unopposed in the Primary.

District 1, U. S. Representative

In the race to replace Representative

Jack Kingston (now a candidate for the Republican Nomination for U. S. Senator), Buddy Carter and Bob Johnson will compete in the July Runoff. The winner will face either Brian Reese or Amy Tavio who are competing for the Democratic Nomination.

President of the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education

After the primary voting was finished last week, it appeared that Jolene Byrne and David Simons would faceoff in a runoff election on July 22, 2014. However, Simons subsequently dropped out, setting up a runoff between Byrne and Chester Ellis. Only about 21% of the eligible voters participated in the election of the next School Board President.

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