Georgia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
May 20, 2014
Georgia has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. When runoff elections are used, voters must vote in same party's runoff election as they voted for in the first round election.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Jack Kingston (R), who was first elected in 1992.
Georgia's 1st Congressional District comprises the entire coastal area of Sea Islands and much of the rural southeastern part of the state. In addition to Savannah, the district includes a few modest-sized cities such as Brunswick, Valdosta, Douglas and Waycross.
Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.
- Brian Reese
- Marc Smith
- Amy Tavio
- Earl Martin
- Earl "Buddy" Carter: State Senator
- Darwin Carter: Businessman
- Jeff Chapman: Former state Senator
- Bob Johnson: Surgeon and former Army Ranger
- John McCallum
Withdrew prior to primary
- Lesli Messinger: 2012 1st District candidate
- David Schwarz: Former Rep. Jack Kingston staffer
|U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jack Kingston Incumbent||63%||157,181|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 3rd Congressional District, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Jack Kingston Incumbent||71.6%||117,270|
|Democratic||Oscar L. Harris II||28.4%||46,449|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
- Savannah Now, "Richmond Hill Realtor to run for congress," accessed January 22, 2014
- Savannah Morning News "Kingston to make Senate race official" accessed May 6, 2013
- Roll Call "Former Kingston Staff to run for GA01" accessed May 14, 2013
- Roll Call "Georgia Race Attracts Fifth GOP Candidate #GA01" accessed June 12, 2013
- Roll Call "Fourth Republican Enters Crowded Georgia Race #GA01" accessed June 12, 2013
- Savannah Now, "St. Simon's resident joins race for 1st Congressional District seat," accessed December 2, 2013
- Examiner, "Lesli Messinger steps down as U.S. House candidate, addresses future plans," accessed March 8, 2014
- Biz Journals.com, "Lesli Messinger Announces Candidacy for Congress, Focusing on Jobs, Economic Development and Rebuilding America's Future," accessed January 2, 2014
- GPB News, "Republican Schwarz Exits Congressional Race," accessed August 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"