Both Senate seats have candidates with local ties as Libertarian Shane Hazel, a Forsyth County resident who previously ran for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District as a Republican, will run for the seat against Sen. David Perdue and Rep. Doug Collins, who represents Forsyth County and 19 other counties in northwest Georgia will run against Sen. Kelly Loeffler for the seat previously held by Johnny Isakson.
The races for both of Forsyth County’s Congressional seats – Districts 7 and 9 – are also expected to see many candidates as District 7 Rep. Rob Woodall is not seeking re-election and Collins is running for Senate.
Qualifying will remain open until Friday at noon for both nonpartisan and political party candidate. The general primary will be held on Tuesday, May 19. There will be three weeks of advance voting.
The general primary will consist of non-partisan races and selecting party candidates for the Nov. 3 general election. The Senate race for the seat held by Sen. Kelly Loeffler will be decided in November.
As of 3/2/2020 the following have qualified:
Senator David Purdue--Republican (I)
Sen.Kelly Loeffler-Republican (I)
Doug Collins- Republican
Richard Dien Winfield-Democratic
U.S. House ofRepresentatives: Districat &
U..S House of Representatives: District 9
State House District 9
Clint Smith- Republican
State House District 22
Rep. Wes Cantrell Republican (i)
State House District 24
Re. . Sheri Gilliam-Republican (I)
State House District 25
Todd Jones-Republican (I)
State House District 26
Lauren McDonald III Republican
Board of Education- District 3
Tom Cleveland-Republican (I)
Barry S. Herrin==Republican
County Commissioner- District 4
Cindy Jones Mills-Republican (I)
Paul W. Holbrook-Republican
Clerk of Superior Court
Greg G. Allen
Matthew C. Ledbetter
Walker H. Bramblett
Chief Judge, State Court of Forsyth County
T. Russell McClelland, III