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
US Senate, seat 1
US Senate, seat 2 (“jungle” primary)
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
Public Service Commission, District 4
US House, District 9
US House, District 10
State Senate, District 46
State Senate, District 47
State House, District 117
State House, District 119
District Attorney, Western Circuit
ACC Commission, District 6 (special election)
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