Miriam Paris

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Miriam Paris
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Candidate for
Georgia State Senate, District 26
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate District 26
August 22, 2011 - 2013
BirthdayJune 30
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Miriam Paris is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Georgia State Senate. She previously held the seat from August 2011 to 2013. She was first elected in a special election runoff, replacing Robert Brown (D) who resigned to seek the office of Macon Mayor.[1]



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent David E. Lucas, Sr. (D) will face Miriam L. Paris in the Democratic primary.[2]


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Paris ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 26. Paris and David E. Lucas, Sr. defeated Irvin Martinez in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Paris and Lucas faced each other in the runoff primary election on August 21, 2012. The runoff election between Paris and David E. Lucas, Sr. initially remained too close to call.[3] Paris eventually conceded the race to Lucas.[4] Bobby Gale ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Georgia State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid E. Lucas, Sr. 49.2% 12,589
Green check mark transparent.pngMiriam Paris 45.6% 11,655
Irvin Martinez 5.2% 1,327
Total Votes 25,571


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Paris and David Lucas, Sr. (D) received the most votes in the nonpartisan special election primary for Senate District 26 and proceeded to a runoff election on August 16, 2011. Republican Bobby Gale was eliminated in the primary.[7] Ultimately, Paris defeated Lucas in the runoff by a 12,950-10,220 margin.[8] District 26 covers Twiggs County and portions of Bibb, Houston and Wilkinson Counties.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Brown, Georgia Senator
Georgia State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
David E. Lucas (D)