Cynthia Bennett

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Cynthia Bennett
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Candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives, District 71
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Cynthia Bennett is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 28 of the Georgia State Senate.

She was a 2013 Democratic candidate in the special election for District 71 of the Georgia House of Representatives.[1] 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.[2]



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will be 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 will face Crane in the general election.[3][4]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

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.[5][1][6][7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 71, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Stover 42.7% 1,166
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Crymes 19.9% 545
Total Votes 2,732


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

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.[8][9]

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