Columbia County sample ballots for July 31 election

NONPARTISAN

* DENOTES INCUMBENT

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

Carol W. Hunstein *

 

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

Harold D. Melton *

 

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

Hugh P. Thompson *

 

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Keith R. Blackwell *

 

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Michael P. Boggs *

 

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Stephen Dillard *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

John J. Ellington *

 

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

M. Yvette Miller *

 

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Herbert Phipps *

 

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Michael N. Annis *

 

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Carl C. Brown Jr. *

 

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Danny Craig *

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Sheryl B. Jolly *

 

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

J. Carlisle Overstreet *

Willie Saunders

 

Board of Education chair

Regina N. Buccafusco *

 

County Board of Education

District 1

Carolyn Chase

David Dekle

Brian “Books” Slowinski

 

SPECIAL ELECTION

Referendum 1

Central Savannah River Area District T-SPLOST. Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs, improve roads and safety with citizen oversight.

 

SPECIAL REFERENDUM

Shall the governing authority of Columbia County, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.?

REPUBLICAN

* DENOTES INCUMBENT

Public Service Commissioner

Chuck Eaton *

Matt Reid

 

Public Service Commissioner

Pam Davidson

Stan Wise *

 

U.S. House District 12

Rick W. Allen

Lee Anderson

Wright McLeod

Maria Sheffield

 

State Senate District 24

William S. “Bill” Jackson *

State Senate Distrct 23 

Jesse Stone *

State House District 122

Ben Harbin *

State House District 119 

Barbara Sims *

 State House District 121

Barry Fleming

Mike Popplewell

State House District 33

 Tom McCall * 


District Attorney of
the Augusta Judicial Circuit

Ashley Wright *

 

Probate Court judge

Alice Wheatley Padgett *

 

Clerk Of Superior Court

Cindy Mason *

 

Sheriff

Clay Whittle *

 

Tax Commissioner

Kay K. Allen *

Coroner

Vernon Collins *

 

Chief Magistrate

Jason Hasty

Christopher Hudson

Jason Troiano

 

BALLOT QUESTIONS

1. Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?

2. Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?

3. Should active duty military personnel who are under 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons license?

4. Should citizens who wish to vote in a primary election be required to register by their political party affiliation at least 30 days prior to such primary election?

5. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?

DEMOCRAT

* DENOTES INCUMBENT

Public Service Commissioner

Stephen Oppenheimer

 

U.S. House District 12

John Barrow *

 

District Attorney of the Augusta Judicial Circuit

Evita A. Paschall

 

Ballot questions

1. Should the Georgia Constitution be amended to allow the state to override locally elected school boards’ decisions when it comes to the creation of charter schools in your county or city?

2. Do you support ending current practice permitting unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators?

3. Should Georgia adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?

4. Should Georgia reduce sales taxes on made in Georgia products so as to support the growth of small businesses in our state?

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