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Wednesday Qualifying: Jason Carter

Qualifying for the May 20 and Nov. 4 elections continued Wednesday with state Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur) formally challenging Gov. Nathan Deal. Here’s a look at who’ll be on the Athens ballot so far:

ACC Mayor

Nancy Denson*

Tim Denson

Commission District 1

Doug Lowry*

Commission District 3

Rachel Watkins

Melissa Link

Dustin Kirby

Commission District 5

Dave Hudgins

Commission District 7

Diane F. Bell

Commission District 9

Kelly Girtz*

Board of Education District 3

Linda Davis*

BOE District 5

Sarah Ellis

BOE District 7

Carol S. Williams*

BOE District 9

Ovita Thornton*

Solicitor General

C.R. Chisholm


Nathan Deal (R)*

David Pennington (R)

Jason Carter (D)

Lieutenant governor

Connie Stokes (D)

Casey Cagle (R)*

Attorney General

Sam Olens (R)*

Secretary of State

Brian Kemp (R)*

Insurance commissioner

Liz Johnson (D)

Keith Heard (D)

Ralph Hudgens (R)*

Agriculture commissioner

Gary Black (R)*

Labor commissioner

Mark Butler (R)*

Robbin Shipp (D)

State school superintendent

Allen Fort (R)

T. Fitz Johnson (R)

Kira Willis (R)

Nancy Jester (R)

Richard L. Woods (R)

Sharyl Dawes (R)

Mary Kay Bacallao (R)

Denise Freeman (D)

State representative, District 117

Regina Quick (R)*

State representative, District 118

Spencer Frye (D)*

State representative, District 119

Chuck William (R)*

State senator, District 46

Bill Cowsert (R)*

State senator, District 47

Frank Ginn (R)*

Public Service Commissioner, District 1

Doug Everett (R)*

Public Service Commissioner, District 4

Lauren McDonald, (R)*

Douglas Kidd (R)

U.S. House, District 9

Doug Collins (R)*

U.S. House, District 10

Donna Sheldon (R)

Gary Gerrard (R)

Jody Hice (R)

Mike Collins (R)

S. Mitchell Swan (R)

Stephen Simpson (R)

Ken Dious (D)

U.S. Senate

Jack Kingston (R)

Phil Gingrey (R)

Karen Handel (R)

Paul Broun (R)

David Perdue (R)

Art Gardner (R)

Branko Radulovacki (D)

Todd Robinson (D)


“R” indicates that a candidate is Republican and “D” a Democrat. Candidates with no letter by their names are nonpartisan. Libertarians will nominate their candidates at a convention on Saturday.

Interested in other races? Look them up at the Georgia Secretary of State’s pretty but barely functional new website.

Qualifying runs through noon Friday. Check back every afternoon for updates.