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Welcome to Georgia on Ballotpedia!


Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina, Georgia was named after King George II of Great Britain and was the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Known as “the Peach State” and the “Empire State of the South,” the capital of Georgia is Atlanta.

As with most U.S. states and the federal government, Georgia's government is based on the separation of legislative, executive and judicial power. Executive authority in the state rests with the governor. Unlike the federal government, but like many U.S. States, most of the executive officials who comprise the governor's cabinet are elected by the citizens of Georgia rather than appointment by the governor. Georgia has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 180 members of the Georgia House of Representatives and 56 members of the Georgia State Senate.

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National politics in Georgia


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Georgia



Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Johnny Isakson
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Georgia 2005January 3, 2017November 2016Link
Saxby Chambliss
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Georgia 2003January 3, 2015Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Austin Scott
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2011January 3, 2015Link
David Scott
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 2003January 3, 2015Link
Doug Collins
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Republican PartyDistrict 9 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Henry C. Johnson Jr.
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2007January 3, 2015Link
Jack Kingston
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 1993January 3, 2015Link
John Barrow
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 2005January 3, 2015Link
John Lewis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1987January 3, 2015Link
Lynn A. Westmoreland
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2015Link
Paul C. Broun
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2007January 3, 2015Link
Phil Gingrey
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2003January 3, 2015Link
Rob Woodall
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2015Link
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1993January 3, 2015Link
Tom Graves
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Republican PartyDistrict 14 2010January 3, 2015Link
Tom Price
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2005January 3, 2015Link


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The structure of the Georgia judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia District Court of Appeals, the Georgia Superior Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.


The federal court system is made up of the Middle District of Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia and the Southern District of Georgia. Decisions of these courts may be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Georgia
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The Peach State
Capital:   Atlanta
Motto:   Wisdom, Justice and Moderation
Population:   9.7 million
Area of state:   59,425 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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