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General Election
November 3, 2020




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STATE SENATE DISTRICTS

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 6
Incumbent: Jennifer "Jen" Jordan (D)


JENNIFER "JEN" JORDAN

E-mail: jennifer.jordan@senate.ga.gov
OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY

WEBSITE: www.jen4ga.com
BIO: Jen’s record as your State Senator speaks for itself. From fully funding the state’s public education system for the first time in over a decade to passing a transit bill that provides the 13-county metro Atlanta region a path to tackle our growing traffic issues, Jen has worked hard to reach consensus where it made sense. But she fought hard against extremism when our values – and the safety of our children – were at stake.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 14
Incumbent: Bruce Thompson (R)


TRAVIS JOHNSON

E-mail: johnson2travis@gmail.com
OCCUPATION: TERRITORY MANAGER
WEBSITE: https://travisforgeorgia.com/
BIO: Travis Johnson is a family man who is guided by his faith, who believes that everyone deserves respect, love, equality, and economic security. His passion for people makes him a tireless leader who supports and volunteers with multiple agencies and organizations that support and protect children and young adults. He believes that fiscal responsibility means making the proper choices to ensure that no child goes hungry, no human goes homeless, and no one is denied equality.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 32
Incumbent: Kay Kirkpatrick (R) 


CHRISTINE TRIEBSCH

E-mail: christineforga@gmail.com
OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY
WEBSITE: christineforga.com
BIO: I will work tirelessly on critical local matters including public education, healthcare as well as, taxes, traffic and gun safety legislation – issues we face in District 32. I will also work hard to bring fair and balanced solutions to the problems facing our State.


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 33
Incumbent:Michael Rhett (D)


MICHAEL "DOC" RHETT

E-mail: michael.rhett@senate.ga.gov
OCCUPATION: RETIRED AIR FORCE VETERAN
WEBSITE: https://www.drmichaelrhett.com/
BIO: Senator Dr. Michael Rhett was first elected to the state Senate in 2014 to represent a portion of Cobb County. He is the first African American Resident from Cobb County Georgia to be elected to the Georgia State Senate. He was recently honored by the Cobb County Democratic Party as the Democratic Legislator of the year and Environmental Georgia's Legislator of the year in  Cobb County Georgia.


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 37
Incumbent: Lindsey Tippens (R)


VANESSA PARKER

E-mail: vellaparker@yahoo.com
PHONE NUMBER: (973) 946-6120
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Political-Candidate/Vanessa-Parker-for-GA-State-Senate-District-37-114206896948862/

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 38
Incumbent: Horacena Tate (D)

HORACENA TATE

E-mail: tabar@bellsouth.net

STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 34
Incumbent: Burt Reeves (R)


PRISCILLA G. SMITH

E-mail: priscilla@priscillaforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 235-5976
OCCUPATION: EDUCATOR AND ARTIST
WEBSITE: https://www.priscillaforgeorgia.com/
BIO: I'm an educator--I served over 20 years in the classroom. I helped found two arts-oriented nonprofits, have served on nonprofit boards, and am a founding member of an arts advocacy 501(c)4. The face of Georgia has changed and the white male power elite are holding on for dear life to the last vestiges of their dominance. The year is 2020. All Georgians deserve free and fair voting. I'm running as a citizen, not a professional politician. Let's make Georgia's government reflect the true heart and soul of her people.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 35
Incumbent: Ed Setzler (R)


KYLE RINAUDO

E-mail: contact@kylerinaudo.com
OCCUPATION: MUSIC TEACHER
WEBSITE:www.kylerinaudo.com

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 36
Incumbent: Ginny Ehrhart (R)


JAMES FRANCIS RYNER

E-mail: ryner1960@yahoo.com
OCCUPATION: SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 37
Incumbent: Mary Frances Williams (D)


MARY FRANCES WILLIAMS

E-mail: maryfrancesforhd37@gmail.com
OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT
WEBSITE: www.maryfranceswilliams.com

BIO: Prior to her election in 2018, Rep. Mary Frances spent 34 years as a public policy advocate for nonprofits serving women, children and families. As an advocate, she helped restore millions of dollars to state school nutrition programs and successfully fought for passage of the Family Care Act. Rep. Mary Frances earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Earlham College and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 38
Incumbent: David Wilkerson (D)


DAVID WILKERSON

E-mail: info@wilkersonforcobb.com
OCCUPATION: CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
WEBSITE: www.wilkersonforcobb.com
BIO: A product of public schools growing up, David graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a degree in Accounting. After graduation, David moved to Cobb County to begin his professional career at the Big 4 accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, where he earned his CPA credentials. A champion for the middle class, David serves on the Executive Committee for the Working Families Caucus at the Capitol.  He has supported fully funding K-12 education and proposed legislation to make college affordable. 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 39
Incumbent: Erica Thomas (D)


ERICA THOMAS

E-mail: erica@electericathomas.com
OCCUPATION: ENTREPRENEUR
WEBSITE: www.electericathomas.com
BIO: The Honorable Erica Thomas is a trailblazer, as one of the youngest members of any state’s legislative body and one of the first orphans to hold political office. She is a versatile young leader serving in many capacities as author, speaker, mentor, philanthropist, political consultant, media personality, nationally renowned foster care advocate, Brand Ambassador and Georgia State Representative, representing Georgia’s 39th house district in Cobb County.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 40
Incumbent: Erick Allen (D)


ERICK EUGENE ALLEN

E-mail: erick@allenforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 310-9650
OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT
WEBSITE: www.allenforgeorgia.com
BIO: Erick has built and grown his own consulting firm, which focused on workforce performance and development. Erick has also served in leadership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, where he helped establish programs and services designed to serve the most vulnerable citizens in our state. He currently works as a talent management consultant for a global firm. 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 41
Incumbent: Michael Smith (D)


MICHAEL SMITH

E-mail: michaelandresmith@yahoo.com
OCCUPATION: REALTOR
WEBSITE: www.votemichaelsmith.com
BIO: As someone who was raised in Cobb County and calls Marietta home, it has been an incredible honor to serve as your Representative over the past several years. When I was elected, I promised you that I would fight to strengthen the middle class, increase job opportunities, protect our communities, and seek solutions to the biggest problems facing our state. This is exactly what I’ve done, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 42
Incumbent:Teri Anulewicz (D)


TERI ANULEWICZ

E-mail: teri@teriforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 931-8374
OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT
WEBSITE: teriforgeorgia.com
BIO: Teri Anulewicz was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in a special election in November 2017. She serves on the House Transportation, Code Revision, and Intragovernmental Coordination Committees, and is also a member of the House Working Group on the Creative Arts and Entertainment. Prior to her service in the Legislature, Teri spent a decade representing Ward 3 on the Smyrna City Council. She was first elected in 2007 and was elected to her third term in 2015. In 2016, she was appointed Mayor Pro Tem. 


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 43
Incumbent: Sharon Cooper (R)


LUISA WAKEMAN

4455 LOWER ROSWELL ROAD
BOX 683032
MARIETTA GA 30068
E-mail: luisa@electluisa.com
OCCUPATION: FLIGHT ATTENDANT
WEBSITE: www.electluisa.com
BIO: You deserve better than leaders who put Party before their districts. I believe in service. I believe in our community. I believe that if you elect me, you’ll have a true voice at the State Capitol. I know our community. For over 25 years, I have been an active member of the East Cobb community with my devoted husband, two wonderful children, and high-spirited dog. I’ve volunteered in classrooms, in our neighborhood, as a Girl Scout leader and band chaperone. 


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 44
Incumbent: Don Parsons (R)



CONNIE DICICCO
E-mail: conniedicicco13@gmail.com
PHONE: 678-769-5464
OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT
WEBSITE: https://www.connieforgeorgia.com/ 
BIO: I’ve spent the past two years working as Chief of Staff for Rep Mary Frances Williams and have had a front row seat to what happens under the Gold Dome. I understand the need for change. This is about moving Georgia out of the dark ages and being Progressive: pro-choice, pro-equality, pro-gay marriage. This is about leaving things better than we found them - accessible, affordable healthcare, protecting our environment, and providing quality education to all our students.
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 45
Incumbent: Matt Dollar (R)



SARA TINDALL GHAZAL

E-mail: sara@ghazalforgeorgia.com
OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY
WEBSITE: www.ghazalforgeorgia.com
BIO: Meet Sara Tindall Ghazal—mother, wife, attorney, and advocate. As a state representative, Sara would work to ensure that all children in Georgia are offered the high quality education that the district provides--Georgia’s future depends on it. Virtually all of Sara’s career reveals a steadfast commitment to public service. Working for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Sara built the most comprehensive voter protection operation in the country, spearheading groundbreaking work to defend and advance voting rights across Georgia in 2018 and 2019. 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 46
Incumbent: John Carson (R)


CAROLINE L. HOLKO

E-mail: vote@carolineholko.com
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 329-7723
WEBSITE: carolineholko.com

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 53
Incumbent: Sheila Jones (D)
 

SHEILA JONES

E-mail: info@sheilajones.org
WEBSITE: www.sheilajones.org


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 61
Incumbent: Roger Bruce (D)
 

ROGER BRUCE

E-mail: rbruce5347@aol.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 344-8051
OCCUPATION: BUSINESSMAN
WEBSITE: rogerbruce.net
BIO: Roger Bruce represents District 61 in the Georgia House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2002 and began serving in January 2003 and has been re-elected every two years since then.  During his time in office Rep. Bruce has focused on issues related to children with special needs, the aging, education, working families, economic development, voting rights, and criminal justice. He currently serves on the Judiciary, Game Fish and Parks, Small Business and Job Development, and Human Relations and Aging Committees.


PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

DISTRICT 4 - NORTHERN, DISTRICT 4


DANIEL BLACKMAN

E-mail: danielforgeorgia@gmail.com
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS MANAGER
WEBSITE: danielforgeorgia.com
BIO: Daniel Blackman is a respected community leader, impact investor, and policy advisor committed to fighting for environmental justice, public health, and political empowerment to uplift America’s most vulnerable communities. For over two decades, Daniel has given voice to the unseen, unheard, and unengaged communities left out of the dialogs surrounding the world’s biggest challenges. 

 
DISTRICT 1 - SOUTHERN, DISTRICT 1


ROBERT G BRYANT

E-mail: gamovingforward@gmail.com
OCCUPATION: EDUCATOR
WEBSITE: www.robertforga.com
BIO: With a  servant’s heart and a passion for activism, Robert seeks to become one of the next five Commissioners who will serve on the Georgia Public Service Commission as the District 1 representative.

 
















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