2020 Candidates for Athens, GA

Who are the 2020 candidates running for election in Athens, GA? What do they stand for? Let’s review the coming local, state and federal elections and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate*:

*Qualifying is March 6, 2020. No candidate is official before this date.

Presidential Primary: March 2020

The 2020 Presidential candidates and why they each deserve your vote.

Local Election / State Primary: May 2020

US Senate, Democratic Primary

Teresa Tomlinson
Ted Terry

Sheriff

Ira Edwards [incumbent] John Q Williams [challenger]

The next Sheriff faces a major challenge surrounding deputy recruitment, retention and morale.

District Attorney, Western Circuit

Ken Mauldin [incumbent] Deborah Gonzalez [candidate]

DA Mauldin has said he is not seeking re-election.

Commission, District 2

Mariah Parker [incumbent]

Commission, District 4

Allison Wright [incumbent]

Commission, District 6

Jerry NeSmith [incumbent]

Commission, District 8

Andy Herod [incumbent] Andrea Farnham [challenger]

Commission, District 10

Mike Hamby [incumbent] Devon Spiva [challenger]

Board of Education, District 2

Frances Berry [incumbent]

Board of Education, District 4

open seat

Board of Education, District 6

Charles Worthy [incumbent]

Board of Education, District 8

John Knox [incumbent]