While the is at the forefront in the minds of most voters today, there are still several local contested races that deserve attention here in Buckhead.
Northside Neighbor recently posted an informative wrap-up of the races to look out for. If you are still unsure of how to place your vote, you'll find links to each candidates websites or other articles to be better informed.
There is opposition in each of the three local congressional races, including:
John Lewis, D-Atlanta is facing off against
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, has no Republican rival in the primary. However, two Democrats,
Jeff Kazanow and
Robert Montigel are fighting for the right to square off against him in November.
Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, is facing
Michael Opitz and
William Llop in the primary.
In the State Legislature, there are only a few contested elections, which are:
District 6 State Senate
The most notable race finds three Republicans, , and in a heated competition to face incumbent , R-Smyrna, in November.
District 38 State Senate
Horacena Tate, D-Atlanta is facing
Reginald Crossley. No Republicans are running in the primary.
In the state House of Representatives, there are three contested races in the primary:
District 53 (formerly 44)
Sheila Jones, D-Atlanta, will face Democrats
Jason Esteves and
Pat Gardner, D-Atlanta, will face
Rashad Taylor, D-Atlanta, who was the incumbent in District 55 before part of it merged with 57 in redistricting.
Ken Brit and former State Rep.
“Able” Mable Thomas are battling for the seat vacated by retiring incumbent Kathy Ashe, D-Atlanta.
Fulton County Sheriff
Theodore “Ted” Jackson is facing Democrats
Frank L. Brown,
Curtis S. Farmer and
Richard Lankford, a former Fulton sheriff, and Charles Shelton.
Arthur E. Ferdinand is taking on
John Jamont and
R.J. Morris in the Democratic primary.
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