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U.S. Reps. John Lewis, Hank Johnson Face Challengers

Qualifying has started for upcoming elections.

U.S. Reps. John Lewis, Hank Johnson Face Challengers U.S. Reps. John Lewis, Hank Johnson Face Challengers

Incumbent U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson face challengers this year in the Democratic primary.

Wednesday was the first day candidates could qualify, or sign up to run for office. Qualifying closes on Friday, May 25 at noon.

Lewis, a long-time congressman as well as a civil rights icon, faces Michael Johnson, who has been a Superior Court judge, in the Democratic primary.

Hank Johnson is challenged by fellow Democrat Lincoln Nunnally, a 32-year-old consultant.

All 14 of Georgia's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are on this year's ballot, as are all 236 seats in the state Legislature. Some judges in DeKalb County and the District Attorney are on the ballot.

Most state legislature races are walk-overs, or nearly walk-overs, with incumbents having the advantage of name recognition and campaign dollars in the bank.

This year, seats in the state legislature and U.S. Congress have been redrawn to rebalance district populations based on 2010 U.S. census counts. The result is that most districts are very safe for either the Republicans or the Democrats. The biggest fight, if any, will be between candidates of the same party ahead of July primaries.

Here are the candidates who have qualified.

 

U.S. Representative, District 4

 

J. Chris Vaughn
2890-A GA Hiway 212 #214
Conyers, GA  30094
E-Mail: Chris.vaughn@chrisvaugnforcongress.com

Party: Republican 
Age: 46
Occupation: Minister
Website: chrisvaugnforcongress.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 


 

Hank Johnson, Jr.  (Incumbent)
6440 Old Hillandale Drive
Ste. 262
Lithonia, GA  30058

Party: Democratic 
Age: 57
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.hankforcongress.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 


 

Lincoln Nunnally
1126 Main Street
Porterdale, GA  30070
E-Mail: lincoln@lincoln-nunnally.com

Party: Democratic 
Age: 32
Occupation: Consultant
Website: www.lincoln-nunnally.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 


U.S. Representative, District 5

Howard Stopeck 
623 Orme Cir, Ne 
Atlanta, GA  30306-3653 
E-Mail:  gowithsto@hotmail.comParty: Republican  
Age: 73 
Occupation: Attorney Retired 
Website:  www.gowithsto.com 
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Michael Johnson 
PO Box 7456 
Atlanta, GA  30357 
E-Mail: 

michael@michaeljohnsonforcongress.com

Party: Democratic  
Age: 43 
Occupation: Superior Court Judge 
Website:  www.michaeljohnsonforcongress.com 
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 John Lewis  (Incumbent) 
P.O. Box 2323 
Atlanta, GA  30301 
E-Mail:  leslie@johnlewisforcongress.comParty: Democratic  
Age: 72 
Occupation: U.S. Representative 
Website:  http://johnlewisforcongress.com 
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012


 

State Senator, District 10

  Emanuel D. Jones  (Incumbent)
PO Box 370244
Decatur, GA  30037
E-Mail: emanj@mindspring.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 53
Occupation: Automotive Dealer
Website: www.senatoremanueljones.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  

State Senator, District 42

  Jason Carter  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 573
Decatur, GA  30030
E-Mail: info@carterforstatesenate.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 36
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.carterforstatesenate.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  

State Representative, District 82

  Mary Margaret Oliver  (Incumbent)
150 East Ponce de Leon, Suite 230
Decatur, GA  30030
E-Mail: mmo@mmolaw.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 64
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.marymargaretoliver.org
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 




State Representative, District 83

  Howard Mosby  (Incumbent)
2101 Sugar Creek Falls
Atlanta, GA  30316
E-Mail: mosb7101@hotmail.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 50
Occupation: Health Care Administrator
Website: www.howardmosby.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  

State Representative, District 84

  Rahn Mayo
P.O. Box 360549
Decatur, GA  30036
E-Mail: rahnmayo@gmail.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 36
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Website: http://mayoforgeorgia.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

State Representative, District 85

  Karla Drenner  (Incumbent)
Post Office Box 348
Avondale, GA  30002
E-Mail: dren16999@aol.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 50
Occupation: Environmental Consultant
Website: www.karladrenner.org
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  

State Representative, District 86

  Michele Henson  (Incumbent)
4140 Creek Stone Court
Stone Mountain, GA  30083-4202
E-Mail: michelehenson@earthlink.net Party: Democratic 
Age: 65
Occupation: Businesswoman
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  

State Representative, District 87

  Earnest "Coach" Williams  (Incumbent)
P. O. Box 436
Avondale, GA  30002
E-Mail: teacherpost89@yahoo.com Party: Democratic 
Age: 62
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Website: www.votecoach89.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

Superior Court Judge, Stone Mountain Circuit

  Gregory A. Adams  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 2432
Tucker, GA  30085
E-Mail: judgeadams@judgegregoryaadams.com Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 53
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Website: www.judgegregoryaadams.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012   Cynthia (C.J.) Becker  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 55
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012   Gail C. Flake  (Incumbent)
North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA  30030 Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 67
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012   Linda Warren Hunter  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 62
Occupation: Judge, Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  
  Mark Anthony Scott  (Incumbent)
No Address Available

E-Mail: mscottesq2001@yahoo.com Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 56
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012   Tangela M. Barrie  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 1387
Stone Mountain, GA  30086
E-Mail: barrieforjudge@gmail.com Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 38
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Website: www.judgetangelabarrie.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012  

District Attorney, Stone Mountain Circuit

  Robert James  (Incumbent)
P. O. Box 332
Decatur, GA  30033
E-Mail: robertjamesforda@gmail.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 39
Occupation: District Attorney
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This article first appeared on Decatur Patch.

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