2020 Candidates for Athens, GA

Who’s running for office in Athens, GA? What do the candidates stand for? Let’s review the coming local, state and federal elections.

General Election: Nov 3, 2020


Donald Trump (R)
Joe Biden (D)

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US Senate, seat 1

David Perdue (R)
Jon Ossoff (D)

US Senate, seat 2 (“jungle” primary)

Matt Lieberman (D)
Ed Tarver (D)
Raphael Warnock (D)
Richard Winfield (D)
Kelly Loeffler (R)
Doug Collins (R)
And many others…

The top two vote-getters in this primary will advance to a runoff on January 5. See APN’s coverage of this election here.

Public Service Commission, District 1

Jason Shaw (R)
Robert Bryant (D)

Public Service Commission, District 4

Bubba McDonald (R)
Daniel Blackman (D)

US House, District 9

Andrew Clyde (R)
Devon Pandy (D)

US House, District 10

Jody Hice (R)
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D)

State Senate, District 46

Bill Cowsert (R)
Zachary Perry (D)

State Senate, District 47

Frank Ginn (R)
Dawn Johnson (D)

State House, District 117

Houston Gaines (R)
Mokah Jasmine-Johnson (D)

State House, District 119

Marcus Wiedower (R)
Jonathan Wallace (D)

District Attorney, Western Circuit

James Chafin (I)
Deborah Gonzalez (D)
Brian Patterson (D)


Robert Hare (R)
John Q Williams (D)

ACC Commission, District 6 (special election)

Jesse Houle (D)
Chad Lowery (R)

Jesse Houle was declared winner by default in the June election for this district after the untimely death of Commissioner Jerry NeSmith. Strangely, a special election to pick NeSmith’s successor is being held in November for a one-month term before Houle can be sworn-in in January. Houle even has an opponent, so their legitimacy as the next district 6 commissioner may be on the line here.

There’s never a dull moment in local politics, folks!

General Election Runoff: January 5, 2021

US Senate, seat 2

Candidate 1
Candidate 2