2022 Candidates for Athens, GA

Who’s running for office in Athens, GA in 2022? What do the candidates stand for? Let’s review the coming local, state and federal elections.

Local Election and Statewide Primary: May 24, 2022

Democratic Primary

Governor

Stacey Abrams has not yet declared her candidacy but seems likely to run.

Lieutenant Governor

Erick Allen
Derrick Jackson
Ben Turner

US House of Representatives, District 10

Phyllis Hatcher
Tabitha Johnson-Green
Kimberly Clark Reuter

Secretary of State

John Eaves
Bee Nguyen
Michael Owens

Attorney General

Charlie Bailey
Jen Jordan

Public Service Commissioner, District 2

Patty Durand

Agriculture Commissioner

Nakita Hemingway
Fred Swann

Republican Primary

Governor

Brian Kemp (incumbent)
Vernon Jones
Kandiss Taylor

Lieutenant Governor

Butch Miller

US Senate

Gary Black
Herschel Walker

US Congress, District 10

Paul Broun
Mike Collins
Timothy Barr

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (incumbent)
Jody Hice
David Belle Isle

Local, Nonpartisan Election

Mayor

Kelly Girtz (incumbent)

Solicitor General

CR Chisholm (incumbent)

Commission, District 1

Patrick Davenport (incumbent)

Commission, District 3

Melissa Link (incumbent)

Commission, District 5

Tim Denson (incumbent)

Commission, District 7

Russell Edwards (incumbent)

Commission, District 9

Ovita Thornton (incumbent)

Board of Education, District 1

Greg Davis (incumbent)

Board of Education, District 3

Linda Davis (incumbent)

Board of Education, District 5

Kara Dyckman (incumbent)

Board of Education, District 7

LaKeisha Gantt (incumbent)

Board of Education, District 9

Tawana Mattox (incumbent)

TSPLOST 2023

General Election: November 1, 2022

Governor

Brian Kemp (R, incumbent)
Democratic primary winner

US Senate

Raphael Warnock (D, incumbent)
Republican primary winner

US House of Representatives, District 10

Republican primary winner
Democratic primary winner

Secretary of State

Republican primary winner
Democratic primary winner

Attorney General

Chris Carr (R, incumbent)
Democratic primary winner

Public Service Commissioner, District 2

Tim Echols (R, incumbent)
Democratic primary winner

Agriculture Commissioner

Republican primary winner
Democratic primary winner

Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive list of contests or candidates running in the 2022 election. Elections not relevant to Athens, Georgia and candidates who do not have a chance to win may be left out. Still, some serious candidates might have been overlooked; if so, please contact us at contact@athenspoliticsnerd.com and we’ll get anyone we missed up ASAP.

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