Georgia's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Georgia's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Lewis Democratic Party
John Lewis.jpg

Georgia U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Lewis (D), who was first elected in 1986.

Georgia's 5th Congressional District is based in central Fulton and parts of Dekalb and Clayton counties and also includes the state capital and largest city of Atlanta, as well as many of the surrounding suburbs including Decatur, East Point and Druid Hills in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.[1]


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.General election candidates

  • Republican Party No candidates filed to run
  • Democratic Party John Lewis - Incumbent

May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[2] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[3] John Lewis voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[4]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[5] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. John Lewis voted for HR 2775.[6]

Campaign contributions

John Lewis

John Lewis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 17, 2013$206,722.39$46,925.00$(53,392.65)$200,254.74
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$200,254.74$62,568.40$(58,153.97)$204,669.17
October Quarterly[9]October 13, 2013$204,669.17$76,021.42$(64,340.96)$216,349.63
Year-end[10]January 31, 2014$216,349$96,392$(91,868)$
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$220,874$55,309$(87,884)$188,299
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, John Lewis (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Howard Stopeck in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis Incumbent 84.4% 234,330
     Republican Howard Stopeck 15.6% 43,335
Total Votes 277,665
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Lewis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Fenn Little (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis incumbent 73.7% 130,782
     Republican Fenn Little 26.3% 46,622
Total Votes 177,404

See also

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