Cynthia Bennett

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Cynthia Bennett
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Former candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives, District 71
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Cynthia Bennett was 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]


Campaign themes


Bennett's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]


  • 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."

Elder Care

  • 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.[4][5][6]

Georgia State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crane 72.4% 35,440
     Democratic Cynthia Conradt Bennett 27.6% 13,497
Total Votes 48,937


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.[7][1][8][9]

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.[10][11]

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