Georgia state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
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In 2011, eleven special elections were held for the Georgia General Assembly. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Georgia State Senate, Districts 26, 28, and 50, and the Georgia House of Representatives, Districts 10, 25, 43, 68, 113, 136, 139, and 178.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Georgia Legislature, the vacant seat must be filled by a special election. The Governor must declare a special election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happens. The election must be held no less than 30 days and no later than 60 days after the Governor calls for the election. The counties representing the vacant district are responsible for conducting the election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 18
     Republican Party 38
Total 56

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 60
     Republican Party 119
     Independent 1
Total 180

Special elections


February 15, 2011





June 21, 2011



July 19, 2011







August 16, 2011



September 20, 2011



October 18, 2011



November 8, 2011









December 6, 2011









January 3, 2012



See also

References

  1. Lexis Nexis "The Code of Georgia" (Referenced Statute, 21-2-544, Search for 21-2-544 under Table of Contents)
  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "State Rep. Sellier passes away at 65," December 1, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for Special Elections in State House District 136 and State House District 178," December 17, 2010
  4. Macon.com, "Dickey is apparent winner in House 136 race," February 16, 2011
  5. The Warner Robins Patriot, "Sharon Howard Suspends Campaign for House District 136 Seat," January 27, 2011
  6. The Blackshear Times, "UPDATE: Special election date set to choose new state representative for Pierce County; two-day qualifying begins Wednesday," December 9, 2010
  7. Florida Times-Union, "Pierce County's Chad Nimmer wins special Georgia House race" February 16, 2011
  8. OnlineAthens, Rep. Huckaby resigns Georgia House, April 29, 2011
  9. Georgia Secretary of State, "Unofficial Results of the Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Special Election," Accessed June 22, 2011
  10. Secretary of State News, Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State House District 113, May 18, 2011
  11. Macon Examiner, "James Beverly, Anissa Jones qualify for Macon's House District 139 seat," June 20, 2011
  12. Secretary of State News, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 26 and State House District 139," June 10, 2011
  13. Macon.com, "Lucas, Paris headed for runoff in state Senate race," July 19, 2011
  14. OnlineAthens, Rep. Huckaby resigns Georgia House, April 29, 2011
  15. Georgia Secretary of State, "Unofficial Results of the Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Special Election," Accessed June 22, 2011
  16. Secretary of State News, Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State House District 113, May 18, 2011
  17. Online Athens, "Williams wins House 113 runoff," July 19, 2011
  18. Macon Examiner, "James Beverly, Anissa Jones qualify for Macon's House District 139 seat," June 20, 2011
  19. Secretary of State News, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 26 and State House District 139," June 10, 2011
  20. Macon.com, "Beverly handily defeats Jones for House 139 seat," July 20, 2011
  21. Macon Examiner, "James Beverly, Anissa Jones qualify for Macon's House District 139 seat," June 20, 2011
  22. Secretary of State News, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 26 and State House District 139," June 10, 2011
  23. Macon.com, "Paris defeats Lucas handily in Senate runoff," August 17, 2011
  24. Macon.com, "Lucas, Paris headed for runoff in state Senate race," July 19, 2011
  25. Marietta Daily Journal Online, "Cobb Rep. Bobby Franklin found dead in home," July 26, 2011
  26. Secretary of State News, "Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State House District 43," August 17, 2011
  27. Georgia Secretary of State, District 43, Election Results
  28. Marietta Daily Journal Online, "Cobb Rep. Bobby Franklin found dead in home," July 26, 2011
  29. Secretary of State News, "Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State House District 43," August 17, 2011
  30. Georgia Secretary of State, District 43, Election Results
  31. Marietta Daily Journal, "Newcomer Carson wins Franklin’s seat," October 19, 2011
  32. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10," September 22, 2011
  33. AccessNorthGa.com, "Austin to run for Ga. Sen. District 50," September 8th 2011
  34. Georgia Secretary of State, District 10, Unofficial Results, November 8, 2011
  35. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10," September 22, 2011
  36. '"Gainsville Times, "Longtime lawyer seeks House seat," September 29, 2011
  37. Georgia Secretary of State, District 25, Unofficial Results, November 8, 2011
  38. Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Seabaugh leaving legislature for treasury post," October 3, 2011
  39. Georgia Secretary of State, District 28, Unofficial Results, November 9, 2011
  40. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10," September 22, 2011
  41. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Jim ‘B-1′ Butterworth tapped as new head of Ga. National Guard," September 6, 2011
  42. Georgia Secretary of State, District 50, Unofficial Results, November 8, 2011
  43. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10," September 22, 2011
  44. '"Gainsville Times, "Longtime lawyer seeks House seat," September 29, 2011
  45. Georgia Secretary of State, District 25, Unofficial Results, November 8, 2011
  46. sos.georgia.gov, "Georgia Election Results," December 7, 2011
  47. Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Seabaugh leaving legislature for treasury post," October 3, 2011
  48. Georgia Secretary of State, District 28, Unofficial Results, November 9, 2011
  49. sos.georgia.gov, "Georgia Election Results," December 7, 2011
  50. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10," September 22, 2011
  51. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Jim ‘B-1′ Butterworth tapped as new head of Ga. National Guard," September 6, 2011
  52. Georgia Secretary of State, District 50, Unofficial Results, November 8, 2011
  53. sos.georgia.gov, "Georgia Election Results," December 7, 2011
  54. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 68," November 1, 2011
  55. Georgia Secretary of State, "Unofficial Results--District 68," Accessed December 7, 2011
  56. Georgia Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State Senate District 68," November 1, 2011
  57. Georgia Secretary of State, "Unofficial Results--District 68," Accessed December 7, 2011
  58. Times-Georgian, "Hightower wins House runoff," January 4, 2011