Decatur – Who is on the May 20 ballot?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 10, 2014
source: City of Decatur.

source: City of Decatur.

Qualifying for the May 20 primaries ended on Friday, March 7. As usual, it’s ridiculously difficult to find information about who you might be asked to vote for this year.

To make it easier for you, we’ve broken down all of the races relevant to where you live. You can also see your sample May 20 ballot by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s MyVoter page. Those ballots aren’t available yet, however. To see the list of statewide races, see the related story in our Metro ATL section. Decaturish is working on a comprehensive voter page that will help you make sense of who these candidates are and where they stand on important issues.

One bit of news in the senate race. Russell Waldon had announced his intention to seek the Senate District 42 seat currently held by Jason Carter, who is running for governor. His name does not appear on the list of qualified candidates for the May 20, Democratic primary. There is a Republican running for the seat, Gregory Williams.

State House

District 82

Mary Margaret Oliver, D, incumbent, running unopposed in the primary and general.

District 83

Howard Mosby, D, incumbent running unopposed in the primary.

Freddy Holley, R, running unopposed in the primary.

District 84

Rahn Mayo, D, incumbent, running unopposed in the primary.

State Senate

District 42

Elena Parent, D.

Kyle Williams, D.

Greg Williams, R, running unopposed in the primary.

U.S. House

District 5

John Lewis, D, incumbent running unopposed in the primary and general.

Countywide races in DeKalb (non-partisan)


Dale Bernard Collins

Ted Golden

R. “Tony” Hughes

Vernon Jones

Melody Maddox

Jeff Mann – Incumbent

Melvin Mitchell

LaSalle Smith, Sr.

Soil and water commission (Editor’s note to self: figure out what this is and why there’s an election for it.)

Jeff Bragg

H. Anthony Gobert

State court judges

Johnny Panos – Incumbent

Alvin T. Wong – Incumbent

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