Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Georgia State Senate. The Republican Party controls the chamber with 38 seats, which did not change following the election. Similarly, the Democratic Party's control of 18 seats did not change.

Incumbents retiring

A total of seven incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Earl "Buddy" Carter Ends.png Republican Senate District 1
Tim Golden Ends.png Republican Senate District 8
John Crosby Ends.png Republican Senate District 13
Ronnie Chance Ends.png Republican Senate District 16
Cecil Staton Ends.png Republican Senate District 18
Hardie Davis Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 22
Jason Carter Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 42

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Georgia State Senate:

Georgia State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 18 18
     Republican Party 38 38
Total 56 56

Qualifications

According to the Georgia Constitution, Georgia Senators must be at least 25 years old, American citizens, Georgia citizens for at least two years and a resident of his or her Senatorial District for at least one year immediately preceding election.

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 41 of the 56 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 15 Democrats and 26 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 15 of the 56 districts up for election. Just one of these seats, District 6, held mildly competitive elections in 2012.

  • District 6: Incumbent Hunter Hill (R) defeated challenger Antron D. Johnson (D) in the general election. Hill won in 2012 by a margin of victory of 6 percent.

Primary challenges

A total of 12 incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. Seven incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 37 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Seven incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 49 (87.5%) ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and five Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Buddy Carter (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party B.L. "Ben" Watson Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lester G. Jackson Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party William T. Ligon, Jr. Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jack S. Hill: 9,666 Approveda - Incumbent Jack Hill first assumed office in 1991.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jack S. Hill Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Curt B. Thompson Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Hunter B. Hill: 8,276 Approveda - Incumbent Hill first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Antron D. Johnson: 18,904
Republican Party Hunter B. Hill: 29,383 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Tyler J. Harper: 10,036 Approveda - Incumbent Harper first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tyler J. Harper Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Note: Incumbent Tim Golden (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
Republican Party July 22 GOP runoff:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bikram K. Mohanty: 13,441
Republican Party C. Ellis Black: 21,345 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
Republican Party July 22 GOP runoff:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Andrew Swiney: 18,155
Republican Party P.K. Martin: 36,764 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Emanuel D. Jones Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • K. Dean Burke: 7,981 Approveda - Incumbent Burke first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party K. Dean Burke Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Freddie K. Powell Sims Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Note: Incumbent John Crosby (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party G.M. "Greg" Kirk Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bruce A. Thompson Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party E. "Ed" Harbison Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Note: Incumbent Ronnie Chance (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
Republican Party July 22 GOP runoff:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party M.H. "Marty" Harbin Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard M. Jeffares Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Note: Incumbent Cecil Staton (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John F. Kennedy Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tommie A. Williams Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheikh M. "Chad" Rahman: 13,902
Republican Party T. Ross Tolleson: 32,726 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brandon L. Beach Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Note: Incumbent Hardie Davis (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Democratic Party July 22 Democratic runoff:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold V. Jones II Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Brack Evans: 17,434
Republican Party Jesse Collins Stone: 27,374 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brenda J. Jordan: 15,501
Republican Party William S. Jackson: 37,836 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party W.B. "Burt" Jones Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David E. Lucas, Sr. Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

Note: John T. "Jack" Schiff did not appear on the official primary returns.

Republican Party July 22 GOP runoff:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael E. Williams Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cynthia Conradt Bennett: 13,497
Republican Party Michael R. "Mike" Crane: 35,440 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian P. Roslund: 15,668
Republican Party Joshua Robert McKoon: 30,394 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Harrison Nixon: 11,801
Republican Party Michael B. "Mike" Dugan: 31,122 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles L.R. Winter: 10,952
Republican Party William D. "Bill" Heath: 29,647 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Judson H. Hill: 14,961 Approveda - Incumbent Hill first assumed office in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Judson H. Hill Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael A. Rhett Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Valencia Martin Seay Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donzella J. James: 36,530 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Francisco X.R. Artley: 12,285

District 36

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy G. "Nan" Orrock Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lindsey A. Tippins Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:

Note: Wright did not appear on the general election ballot.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Horacena E. Tate Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent Fort: 10,915 Approveda - Incumbent Fort first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent Fort: 38,714 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert W. Tindall: 7,642

District 40

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tamara Y. Johnson: 18,339
Republican Party Francis R "Fran" Millar: 30,705 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen B. "Steve" Henson Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Note: Incumbent Jason Carter (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elena C. Parent: 39,791 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gregory E. "Greg" Williams: 13,680

District 43

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr. Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gail P. Davenport Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Renee S. Unterman Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party W.S. "Bill" Cowsert Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Franklin J. "Frank" Ginn Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:

Note: Richard A. "Rick" Underwood did not appear on the official primary returns.

Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • David J. Shafer: 6,500 Approveda - Incumbent Shafer first assumed office in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party David J. Shafer Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cecil T. "Butch" Miller Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John K. Wilkinson Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stephen W. "Steve" Gooch Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party C.E. "Chuck" Hufstetler Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeff E. Mullis Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Charles J. "Charlie" Bethel Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gloria S. Butler Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • John E. Albers: 9,433 Approveda - Incumbent Albers first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Akhtar Sadiq: 15,087
Republican Party John E. Albers: 34,734 Green check mark transparent.png

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