|Former candidate for|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 71|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
She was a 2013 Democratic candidate in the special election for District 71 of the Georgia House of Representatives. Bennett was also a nonpartisan candidate in the November 8, 2011 special election for the Georgia State Senate, District 28. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Mitch Seabaugh (R) resigned to accept an appointment to the position of deputy state treasurer.
Bennett's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I fully support initiatives to make state education funding a separate budgetary process. Elected leadership should not be able to mortgage away our state's future educational success to pay for short-term pet-projects or legal cover-ups."
- Excerpt: "As a State Senator, I will rebuild damaged relationships with business leaders in the district. Additionally, the bright future that is on the horizon for our state's economy will require engagement with multiple parties to work through differences and problems in policy."
- Excerpt: "I will work to protect our waterways and to ensure our farmers within the district have access to clean water for their crops and cattle. Clean water means clean, locally produced foods."
- Excerpt: "As your senator, I will work across party lines in an effort to make this needed expansion a reality for Georgians. It is critical that we work towards to provide those in need with necessary medical care while also creating more jobs and economic security for all citizens of the state of Georgia."
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Cynthia Conradt Bennett was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Michael R. "Mike" Crane was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bennett was defeated by Crane in the general election.
|Georgia State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Cynthia Conradt Bennett||27.6%||13,497|
Bennett ran in a special election for Georgia House of Representatives District 71. The seat was vacant following Robert Stokely's (R) resignation in order to serve as a Coweta County Magistrate Judge. Bennett lost against Michael Farbo, Jr. (R), Darryl Marmon (R), David J. Stover (R), Richard Weisser (R) and Thomas Crymes (R) in the special election on February 5. Candidates had until January 9 to qualify. As no candidate won 50 percent of the vote, the top two-vote-getters - Crymes and Stover - proceeded to a runoff.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 71, Special Election, 2013|
Bennett faced Republicans Mark Washington, Duke Blackburn, Matt Brass, Mike Crane, Kyle Frank, Dale Pepper and Edward Stone. She also faced Democrats Wayne Seabolt and Jammie Williams. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote on November 8, the top two vote getters--Blackburn and Crane--proceeded to a runoff election on December 6.
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- Georgia State Senate
- Georgia State Senate elections, 2014
- Georgia State Legislature
- Georgia State Senate District 28
- Official campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Cynthia Bennett on Twitter
- Cynthia Bennett on Facebook
- Georgia Secretary of State, "CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION COMPLETE IN SPECIAL ELECTION FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 71," January 10, 2013
- Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Seabaugh leaving legislature for treasury post," October 3, 2011
- [WEBSITEURL WEBSITE NAME, "Issues," accessed September 2, 2014]
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 10, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed May 28, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- The Citizen, "Stokely turns down House seat for local appointment," December 23, 2012
- Times Herald, "State Representative Special Election: Stover, Crymes set for runoff," February 6, 2013
- results.enr.clarityelections.com, "Official special election results," accessed November 15, 2013
- Georgia Secretary of State, "List of Candidates, District 25," October 19, 2011
- Georgia Secretary of State, District 28, Unofficial Results, November 9, 2011
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