Georgia state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of August 2014, eight special election have been scheduled for the Georgia State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Georgia State Senate Districts 11, 14, 21 and 30, and Georgia House of Representatives Districts 21, 71, 100 and 104.

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 August 2014
     Democratic Party 18
     Republican Party 38
Total 56

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 60
     Republican Party 118
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 180

Special elections

January 8, 2013

February 5, 2013

March 5, 2013



November 5, 2013



December 3, 2013



See also

References

  1. The State of Georgia, "Official Code of Georgia," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 21-2-544)
  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Senator from southwest Georgia to step down," December 6, 2012
  3. Albany Herald, "Two officially qualify for special election to fill Bulloch's seat," December 10, 2012
  4. Moultrie Observer, "Burke, Keown in Senate runoff," January 8, 2013
  5. Cherokee Tribune, "Beach bests Jerguson in state Senate special election," January 9, 2013
  6. Cherokee Ledger News, "Chip Rogers resigns from Senate to work for public broadcasting," December 5, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Cherokee Ledger News, "Special Senate and House elections set," December 6, 2012
  8. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Brandon Beach qualifies for special, says $30K raised," December 10, 2012
  9. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "5 qualify for special election in Georgia’s Senate District 30," September 14, 2012
  10. Times Georgian, "District 30 candidates back on the campaign trail," November 7, 2012
  11. Peach Pundit, "Mike Dugan Defeats Bill Hembree in Senate District 30," December 4, 2012
  12. Times Georgian, "Dugan takes state Senate seat," January 9, 2013
  13. Cherokee Ledger News, "Sean Jerguson to run for State Senate 21 seat," December 5, 2012
  14. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Qualifying ends for open legislative seats, including Rogers’," December 12, 2012
  15. Canton-Sixes Patch, "Unofficial Vote Count Complete, Runoff Looms for House Race ," January 8, 2013
  16. The Citizen, "Stokely turns down House seat for local appointment," December 23, 2012
  17. Georgia Secretary of State, "CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION COMPLETE IN SPECIAL ELECTION FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 71," January 10, 2013
  18. Times Herald, "State Representative Special Election: Stover, Crymes set for runoff," February 6, 2013
  19. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Senator from southwest Georgia to step down," December 6, 2012
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  21. Moultrie Observer, "Burke, Keown in Senate runoff," January 8, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 GPB, "Republicans Win Special Elections," February 6, 2013
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  26. Times-Herald.com, "Special Election: District 71 state house seat goes to Stover," accessed March 6, 2013
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  29. Times Herald, "State Representative Special Election: Stover, Crymes set for runoff," February 6, 2013
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  33. clatl.com, "State Rep. Brian Thomas resigns to pursue job in Maine," June 20, 2013
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  40. ajc.com, "Veteran Georgia legislator dies after lengthy illness," August 2, 2013
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