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NONPARTISAN GENERAL ELECTION

For Justice, Supreme Court Of Georgia

(To Succeed Robert Benham)

Robert Benham *

For Justice, Supreme Court Of Georgia

(To Succeed Keith R. Blackwell)

Keith R. Blackwell *

For Justice, Supreme Court Of Georgia

(To Succeed P. Harris Hines)

P. Harris Hines *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed Gary Andrews)

Gary B. Andrews *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed Elizabeth L. Branch)

ElIzabeth L. “Lisa” Branch *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of
Georgia

(To Succeed Sara Doyle)

Sara L. Doyle *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of
Georgia

(To Succeed Carla Wong McMillian)

Carla W. McMillian *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of
Georgia

(To Succeed William Ray, II)

William M. Ray *

For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit

(To Succeed James G. Blanchard Jr.)

James G. Blanchard Jr. *

For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit

(To Succeed J. Wade Padgett)

J. Wade Padgett *

For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit

(To Succeed J. David Roper)

J. David Roper *

Columbia County Board Of Education, District 2

Kristi Baker *

Columbia County Board Of Education, District 3

Staten Heard

Mike Sleeper *

REPUBLICAN BALLOT

For United States Senate

Paul Collins Broun

Arthur A. “Art” Gardner

J.P. “Phil” Gingrey

Derrick E. Grayson

Karen C. Handel

J. H. “Jack” Kingston

David A. Perdue

For Governor

John D. Barge

J. Nathan Deal *

David E. Pennington III

For Lieutenant Governor

L. S. “Casey” Cagle *

For Secretary Of State

Brian P. Kemp *

For Attorney General

Samuel S. Olens *

For Commissioner Of Agriculture

Gary W. Black *

For Commissioner Of Insurance

Ralph T. Hudgens *

For State School Superintendent

Mary Kay Bacallao

Ashley D. Bell

Michael L. “Mike” Buck

Sharyl H. Dawes

Allen Bowles Fort

Nancy T. Jester

T. Fitz Johnson

Kira G. Willis

Richard L. Woods

For Commissioner Of Labor

J. Mark Butler *

For Public Service Commissioner

(To Succeed H. Doug Everett)

Herman D. “Doug” Everett *

For Public Service Commissioner

(To Succeed Lauren McDonald)

Douglas T. Kidd

Charles C. “Craig” Lutz

Lauren W. “Bubba” McDonald *

For U.S. Representative In The 114th Congress From The 10th Congressional District Of Georgia

M.A. “Mike” Collins

Gary Gerrard

Jody B. Hice

Donna H. Sheldon

Stephen K. Simpson

Brian Richard Slowinski

S. Mitchell Swan

For U.S. Representative In The 114th Congress From The 12th Congressional District Of Georgia

R. W. “Rick” Allen

Delvis William Dutton

John E. Stone

Diane Swanson Vann

Eugene C. Yu

For State Senator
From 23rd District

Jesse Collins Stone *

For State Senator
From 24th District

William S. Jackson *

For State Representative In The General Assembly From 33rd District

T.A. “Tom” McCall *

For State Representative In The General Assembly From 121st District

Barry Abbott Fleming *

For State Representative In The General Assembly From 122nd District

Benjie L. “Ben” Harbin *

For State Representative In The General Assembly From 122nd District

Benjie L. “Ben” Harbin *

For County Commission Chairperson

Jim Bartley

Ron C. Cross *

For County Commissioner, District 1

H. Chaudhry

Doug Duncan

For County Commissioner, District 4

William D. “Bill” Morris *

REPUBLICAN PARTY QUESTIONS

1. Should the Georgia state income tax be abolished? Yes or No

2. Should the voting and advance voting period (excluding absentee) be reduced from 30 days to 7 days? Yes or No

3. Should Georgia suspend the implementation of Common Core State Standards until the cost and other implications are identified? Yes or No

4. Do you support mandatory drug testing for individuals receiving public assistance? Yes or No

5. Should contractors and builders in Georgia be required to demonstrate compliance with E-Verify for permits and licenses? Yes or No

6. Should non-resident fees be collected in Columbia County from users of County facilities who are not residents? Yes or No

7. Before the approval of building a hospital in Columbia County, should the citizens be advised of the obligations and costs of such, and then vote on the question? Yes or No

8. After full disclosure of bid details, should the citizens then vote on which entity is to be given approval for building such a hospital? Yes or No

DEMOCRATIC BALLOT

For United States Senate

O. “Steen” Miles

M. Michelle Nunn

Branko “Rad” Radulovacki

Todd Anthony Robinson

For Governor

Jason J. Carter

For Lieutenant Governor

Connie J. Stokes

For Secretary Of State

Gerald B. Beckum

Doreen Carter

For Attorney General

Gregory K. “Greg” Hecht

For Commissioner Of Agriculture

Christopher James Irvin

For Commissioner Of Insurance

Keith G. Heard

Elizabeth N. “Liz” Johnson

For State School Superintendent

Tarnisha L. Dent

Marion Spencer “Denise” Freeman

Jurita Forehand Mays

Alisha Thomas Morgan

R. “Rita” Robinzine

Valarie D. Wilson

For Commissioner Of Labor

Robbin K. Shipp

For Public Service Commissioner

(To Succeed Lauren McDonald)

Daniel A. Blackman

For U.S. Representative In The 114th Congress From The 10th Congressional District Of Georgia

I.K. “Kenneth” Dious

For U.S. Representative In The 114th Congress From The 12th Congressional District Of Georgia

John J. Barrow *

For State Senator
From 23rd District

Diane Brack Evans

For State Senator
From 24th District

Brenda J. Jordan

For County Commissioner, District 4

Vernon Thomas Sr.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY QUESTIONS

1. Should Georgia raise the state minimum wage above the current $5.15 an hour? Yes or No

2. Should Georgians’ federal tax dollars be returned to Georgia to fund Medicaid expansion and relieve the indigent
care burden on our hospitals? Yes
or No

3. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to create an independent ethics commission, not tied to the Governor’s office, legislature, or other elected office, to more effectively police potential ethics violations by elected officials? Yes or No

4. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to make the education budget Georgia’s first funding priority? Yes or No

5. Should any legislation, rule, or Executive Order prohibit any government or private entity from assisting Georgia citizens in enrolling in affordable health care? Yes or No

6. Should the State of Georgia increase the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour? Yes or No

7. Should general contractors on state, county, and municipal projects be required to set aside 5% or more for minority contractors? Yes or No

8. Do you support holding a referendum to choose the public or private entity which will build and manage a hospital in Columbia County? Yes or No

* Incumbent


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