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Let’s All Get Out and Vote

By Paul Bolster

To let you know what your choices are, below is a short guide to the contested races for residents in the Porch Press area, including links to the candidates’ websites where available.

SPECIAL ELECTION, September 29, 2020

This purpose for this special election is to fill the currently vacant seat, most recently held by Congressman John Lewis, for the Georgia 5th Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. This person will hold office until January 2021, after which the duly elected person for the next full term will be seated. The following persons are running: Robert M. Franklin (D); Kwanza Hall (D); Barrington D. Martin, II (D); Steven Muhammad (I); Chase Oliver (L); “Able” Mable Thomas (D); Keisha Sean Waites (D).

GENERAL ELECTION, November 3, 2020

It’s the big one—the Presidential Election and for Georgians, two Senate races! This ballot will be a long one because it will include candidates for the U.S. House and Senate, Georgia House and Senate, and local races as well as several ballot questions. 

ALL VOTERS

President of the United States

Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (D) – joebiden.com

Howie Hawkins/Angela Nicole Walker (G) – howiehawkins.us

Jo Jorgensen/Spike Cohen (L) – jo20.com

Donald Trump/Mike Pence (R) – donaldjtrump.com

United States Senate (for the full-term seat, 6 years)

David Perdue (R; incumbent) – perduesenate.com

Jon Ossoff (D) – electjon.com

Shane Hazel (L) – shanehazel.com

United States Senate (unexpired term of Johnny Isaakson, 4 years)

Kelly Loeffler (R; incumbent) – kellyforsenate.com

Deborah Jackson (D) – deborahforgeorgia.com

Jamesia James (D)

Tamara Johnson-Shealey (D) – tamaraforgeorgia.com

Matt Lieberman (D) – liebermanforsenate.com

Joy Felicia Slade (D)

Ed Tarver (D) – tarverforsenate.com

Raphael Warnock (D) – warnockforgeorgia.com

Richard Dien Winfield (D) – winfieldforsenate.com

Doug Collins (R) – dougforgeorgia.com

Derrick Grayson (R) – graysonforgeorgia.com

Annette Davis Jackson (R) – annettedjackson.wixsite.com/ussenate

A. Wayne Johnson (R) –johnsonsenate.com

Kandiss Taylor (R) – kandisstaylor.com

John Green Fortuin (G) – fortuinforgeorgia.com

Elbert Bartell (I) –bartellforsenate.com

Allen Buckley (I) – buckleyforsenate.org

Michael Todd Greene (I)

Valencia Stovall (I) – gostovall.com

Brian Slowinski (L) – voteslowinski.com

Public Service Commission – District 1

Jason Shaw (R; incumbent) – shawforgeorgia.com

Robert Bryant (D) – robertforga.com

Elizabeth Melton (L) – meltonforgeorgia.com

Public Service Commission – District 4

Lauren Bubba McDonald (R; incumbent)

Daniel Blackman (D) – danielforgeorgia.com

Nathan Wilson (L) – nathanforliberty.com

United States House District 5

Nikema Williams (D) – nikemaforsenate.com

Angela Stanton King (R) 

DEKALB COUNTY VOTERS

Georgia State Senate, District 44

Gail Davenport (D; incumbent) – gaildavenport.com

Benjamin Brooks (R) 

Sheriff

Melody Maddox (D; incumbent)

Harold Dennis (R) – harolddennisforsheriff.com

BALLOT QUESTIONS

  • Legislative authority to dedicate state revenue to specific purposes from specific taxes or fees.
  • Allow residents to seek declaratory relief from state and local laws that violate the state constitution or state laws.

ATLANTA

  • Vote to extend the current 1% sales tax to fund water and sewer projects

DEKALB

  • Sunday sales of alcohol – 12:30pm to 11:30pm

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