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Georgia State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Georgia State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Georgia State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Georgia State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 22 20
     Republican Party 34 36
Total 56 56


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 45 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. No incumbents lost, and thus 45 incumbents were re-elected to the Georgia State Senate.
  • There will be 11 new senators sworn-in. Of those 11, 1 is a Democrat and 10 are Republicans
  • Of the 56 seats up for election, 21 were won by Democrats and 35 by Republicans.
  • 35 candidates were unopposed, 13 Democrats and 22 Republicans.
  • No candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Georgia, 11 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 45 incumbents (80.4%) ran for re-election. Of these 45 incumbents none lost.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Bill Cowsert, first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2006

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

No incumbents were defeated.

Challengers who beat an incumbent

No challenger defeated an incumbent.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Georgia, 11 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 11, 1 is a Democrat and 10 are Republicans. In the 11 open seat contests, Republicans won 10 and Democrats 1. In total, Georgia elected 56 senators, 21 Republicans and 35 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

Barry Loudermilk was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the Georgia State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Georgia State Senate:

Democratic

Bill Hamrick was first elected to the senate in 2000. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Donzella James, one of the 13 unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Georgia, 35 candidates (62.5% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 35, 13 were Democrats and 22 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Georgia, there were no third party or independent candidates.

Third party candidates

No third party candidates ran in Georgia.

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Georgia State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Georgia House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Georgia House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 73 66
     Republican Party 103 113
     Independent 1 1
     Vacancy 3 -
Total 180 180


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 150 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 3 incumbents lost, and thus 147 incumbents were re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.
  • One incumbent Republican was defeated, while two incumbent Democrats lost.
  • There will be 33 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 33, 9 are Democrats and 24 are Republicans
  • Of the 180 seats up for election, 68 were won by Democrats, 111 by Republicans and 1 by an Independent.
  • 123 candidates were unopposed, 58 Democrats and 65 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election. One of them won election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Georgia, 150 (55%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 150, 3 incumbent representatives were defeated. One was a Republican and two were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

  1. Al Williams (Georgia legislator)
  2. Alan Powell, 2010
  3. Alisha Thomas Morgan
  4. Allen Peake
  5. Amos Amerson
  6. Amy Carter, 2010
  7. Ann Purcell
  8. Barbara Reece
  9. Barbara Sims
  10. Ben Harbin
  11. Bill Hembree
  12. Billy Horne
  13. Billy Maddox
  14. Billy Mitchell
  15. Bob Bryant
  16. Bob Hanner, 2010
  17. Bobby Franklin
  18. Brian Thomas
  19. Brooks Coleman, Jr.
  20. Bubber Epps, 2010
  21. Buddy Harden
  22. Butch Parrish
  23. Calvin Hill
  24. Calvin Smyre
  25. Carl Rogers
  26. Carl Von Epps
  27. Carol Fullerton
  28. Carolyn Hugley
  29. Charles Martin, Jr.
  30. Charlice Byrd
  31. Chuck Sims
  32. Darryl Jordan
  33. David Casas
  34. David Knight
  35. David Lucas, Sr.
  36. David Ralston
  37. Debbie Buckner
  38. Dee Dawkins-Haigler
  39. Don Parsons
  40. Donna Sheldon
  41. Doug Collins
  42. Doug Holt
  43. Doug McKillip, 2010
  44. E. Culver Kidd
  45. Earl Ehrhart
  46. Earnest Smith
  47. Earnest Williams
  48. Ed Rynders
  49. Ed Setzler
  50. Edward Lindsey
  51. Edward Stephens
  52. Ellis Black, 2010
  53. Elly Dobbs
  54. Gene Maddox
  55. Gerald Greene, 2010
  56. Glenn Baker
  57. Gloria Frazier
  58. Greg Morris
  59. Harry Geisinger
  60. Helen Hudson
  61. Henry Howard
  62. Howard Maxwell
  63. Howard Mosby
  64. Hugh Floyd
  65. J. Craig Gordon
  66. James Mills (Georgia)
  67. Jan Jones
  68. Jay Neal
  69. Jay Powell
  70. Jay Roberts
  71. Jill Chambers
  72. Jimmy Pruett
  73. Joe Heckstall
  74. Joe Wilkinson
  75. John D. Meadows, III
  76. John Yates
  77. Jon G. Burns
  78. Judy Manning
  79. Karla Drenner
  80. Kathy Ashe
  81. Katie Dempsey
  82. Keith Heard
  83. Kip Smith
  84. Larry O'Neal
  85. Lee Anderson
  86. Lee Thompson
  87. Len Walker (Georgia)
  88. Lynmore James
  89. Lynn Smith
  90. Mack Jackson
  91. Margaret Kaiser
  92. Mark Hamilton
  93. Mark Hatfield
  94. Mark Williams
  95. Martin Scott
  96. Mary Margaret Oliver
  97. Matt Dollar
  98. Matthew Ramsey
  99. Michael Harden
  100. Michele Henson
  101. Mickey Channell
  102. Mike Cheokas, 2010
  103. Mike Dudgeon
  104. Mike Jacobs, Georgia Representative
  105. Nikki Randall
  106. Pam Stephenson
  107. Pat Dooley
  108. Pat Gardner
  109. Paul Battles
  110. Pedro Marin
  111. Penny Houston
  112. Quincy Murphy
  113. Rahn Mayo
  114. Ralph Long, III
  115. Randy Nix
  116. Rashad Taylor
  117. Richard Golick
  118. Richard H. Smith
  119. Rick Austin
  120. Rick Crawford (Georgia)
  121. Rick Jasperse
  122. Roberta Abdul-Salaam
  123. Roger Bruce
  124. Roger Lane
  125. Roger Williams, Georgia Representative
  126. Ron Stephens, Georgia Representative
  127. Sean Jerguson
  128. Sharon Beasley-Teague
  129. Sharon Cooper
  130. Sheila Jones
  131. Simone Bell
  132. Stacey Abrams
  133. Stephanie Benfield
  134. Stephen Allison
  135. Steve Davis (Georgia)
  136. Terry England
  137. Terry Johnson
  138. Thomas Benton
  139. Tim Bearden
  140. Tom Dickson
  141. Tom McCall
  142. Tom Rice (Georgia)
  143. Tom Weldon, Jr.
  144. Tommy Smith (Georgia)
  145. Tony Sellier
  146. Tyrone Brooks, Sr.
  147. Virgil Fludd
  148. Wendell Willard
  149. Willie Talton
  150. Winfred Dukes

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Jill Chambers
Lee Thompson
Pat Dooley

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Elena Parent
Sam Teasley
Valerie Clark

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Georgia, 33 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 33, 9 are Democrats and 24 are Republicans. In the 30 open seat contests, Republicans won 22, and Democrats won 8. In total, Georgia elected 180 representatives, 111 Republicans, 68 Democrats, and 1 Independent.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Georgia House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Georgia House of Representatives:

Democratic

  1. Al Williams (Georgia legislator)
  2. Alan Powell, 2010
  3. Alisha Thomas Morgan
  4. Amy Carter, 2010
  5. Barbara Reece
  6. Billy Mitchell
  7. Bob Bryant
  8. Bob Hanner, 2010
  9. Brian Thomas
  10. Bubber Epps, 2010
  11. Calvin Smyre
  12. Carl Von Epps
  13. Carol Fullerton
  14. Carolyn Hugley
  15. Dar'shun Kendrick
  16. Darryl Jordan
  17. David Lucas, Sr.
  18. David Wilkerson
  19. Debbie Buckner
  20. Dee Dawkins-Haigler
  21. Doug McKillip, 2010
  22. Earnest Smith
  23. Earnest Williams
  24. Edward Stephens
  25. Elena Parent
  26. Ellis Black, 2010
  27. Elly Dobbs
  28. Gerald Greene, 2010
  29. Glenn Baker
  30. Gloria Bromell Tinubu, 2010
  31. Gloria Frazier
  32. Helen Hudson
  33. Henry Howard
  34. Howard Mosby
  35. Hugh Floyd
  36. J. Craig Gordon
  37. Joe Heckstall
  38. Karla Drenner
  39. Kathy Ashe
  40. Keith Heard
  41. Lynmore James
  42. Mack Jackson
  43. Margaret Kaiser
  44. Mary Margaret Oliver
  45. Michele Henson
  46. Mike Cheokas, 2010
  47. Nikki Randall
  48. Pam Dickerson
  49. Pam Stephenson
  50. Pat Gardner
  51. Pedro Marin
  52. Quincy Murphy
  53. Rahn Mayo
  54. Ralph Long, III
  55. Rashad Taylor
  56. Rick Crawford (Georgia)
  57. Roberta Abdul-Salaam
  58. Roger Bruce
  59. Sandra Scott
  60. Scott Holcomb
  61. Sharon Beasley-Teague
  62. Sheila Jones
  63. Simone Bell
  64. Stacey Abrams
  65. Stacey Evans
  66. Stephanie Benfield
  67. Terry Johnson
  68. Tyrone Brooks, Sr.
  69. Virgil Fludd
  70. Winfred Dukes
  71. Yasmin Neal

Republican

  1. Alex Atwood
  2. Allen Peake
  3. Amos Amerson
  4. Andrew Welch
  5. Ann Purcell
  6. B.J. Pak
  7. Barbara Sims
  8. Ben Harbin
  9. Ben Watson
  10. Bill Hembree
  11. Billy Horne
  12. Billy Maddox
  13. Bobby Franklin
  14. Brett Harrell
  15. Brooks Coleman, Jr.
  16. Bruce Williamson
  17. Buddy Harden
  18. Butch Parrish
  19. Buzz Brockway
  20. Calvin Hill
  21. Carl Rogers
  22. Charles Martin, Jr.
  23. Charlice Byrd
  24. Christian Coomer
  25. Chuck Sims
  26. Darlene Taylor
  27. David Casas
  28. David Knight
  29. David Ralston
  30. Delvis Dutton
  31. Don Parsons
  32. Donna Sheldon
  33. Doug Collins
  34. Doug Holt
  35. Earl Ehrhart
  36. Ed Rynders
  37. Ed Setzler
  38. Edward Lindsey
  39. Gene Maddox
  40. Greg Morris
  41. Hank Huckaby
  42. Harry Geisinger
  43. Howard Maxwell
  44. James Mills (Georgia)
  45. Jan Jones
  46. Jan Tankersley
  47. Jason Shaw
  48. Jason Spencer
  49. Jay Neal
  50. Jay Powell
  51. Jay Roberts
  52. Jimmy Pruett
  53. Joe Wilkinson
  54. John D. Meadows, III
  55. John Yates
  56. Jon G. Burns
  57. Josh Clark
  58. Judy Manning
  59. Katie Dempsey
  60. Kevin Cooke
  61. Kip Smith
  62. Larry O'Neal
  63. Lee Anderson
  64. Len Walker (Georgia)
  65. Lynn Smith
  66. Lynne Riley
  67. Mark Hamilton
  68. Mark Hatfield
  69. Martin Scott
  70. Matt Dollar
  71. Matt Hatchett
  72. Matthew Ramsey
  73. Michael Harden
  74. Mickey Channell
  75. Mike Dudgeon
  76. Mike Jacobs, Georgia Representative
  77. Paul Battles
  78. Paulette Braddock
  79. Penny Houston
  80. Randy Nix
  81. Richard Golick
  82. Richard H. Smith
  83. Rick Austin
  84. Rick Jasperse
  85. Roger Lane
  86. Roger Williams, Georgia Representative
  87. Ron Stephens, Georgia Representative
  88. Sam Teasley
  89. Sean Jerguson
  90. Sharon Cooper
  91. Stephen Allison
  92. Steve Davis (Georgia)
  93. Susan Holmes
  94. Terry England
  95. Thomas Benton
  96. Tim Bearden
  97. Tom Dickson
  98. Tom McCall
  99. Tom Rice (Georgia)
  100. Tom Taylor
  101. Tom Weldon, Jr.
  102. Tommy Smith (Georgia)
  103. Tony McBrayer
  104. Tony Sellier
  105. Valerie Clark
  106. Wendell Willard
  107. Willie Talton

Independent

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Georgia, 123 candidates (68.33% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 123, 58 were Democrats and 65 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

  1. Al Williams (Georgia legislator)
  2. Alan Powell, 2010
  3. Alisha Thomas Morgan
  4. Amy Carter, 2010
  5. Barbara Reece
  6. Billy Mitchell
  7. Bob Hanner, 2010
  8. Brian Thomas
  9. Calvin Smyre
  10. Carl Von Epps
  11. Carol Fullerton
  12. Carolyn Hugley
  13. David Lucas, Sr.
  14. David Wilkerson
  15. Debbie Buckner
  16. Dee Dawkins-Haigler
  17. Doug McKillip, 2010
  18. Earnest Smith
  19. Earnest Williams
  20. Edward Stephens
  21. Ellis Black, 2010
  22. Elly Dobbs
  23. Gerald Greene, 2010
  24. Glenn Baker
  25. Gloria Bromell Tinubu, 2010
  26. Gloria Frazier
  27. Henry Howard
  28. Howard Mosby
  29. Hugh Floyd
  30. J. Craig Gordon
  31. Joe Heckstall
  32. Karla Drenner
  33. Kathy Ashe
  34. Keith Heard
  35. Lynmore James
  36. Mack Jackson
  37. Margaret Kaiser
  38. Mary Margaret Oliver
  39. Michele Henson
  40. Mike Cheokas, 2010
  41. Nikki Randall
  42. Pam Stephenson
  43. Pat Gardner
  44. Pedro Marin
  45. Quentin Howell
  46. Quincy Murphy
  47. Rahn Mayo
  48. Ralph Long, III
  49. Rashad Taylor
  50. Rick Crawford (Georgia)
  51. Roberta Abdul-Salaam
  52. Roger Bruce
  53. Sandra Scott
  54. Scott Holcomb
  55. Sharon Beasley-Teague
  56. Sheila Jones
  57. Simone Bell
  58. Stacey Abrams
  59. Tyrone Brooks, Sr.
  60. Virgil Fludd
  61. Yasmin Neal

Republican

  1. Allen Peake
  2. Amos Amerson
  3. Barbara Sims
  4. Ben Harbin
  5. Billy Horne
  6. Billy Maddox
  7. Bobby Franklin
  8. Brooks Coleman, Jr.
  9. Bruce Williamson
  10. Buddy Harden
  11. Butch Parrish
  12. Buzz Brockway
  13. Charles Martin, Jr.
  14. Chuck Sims
  15. David Knight
  16. David Ralston
  17. Delvis Dutton
  18. Don Parsons
  19. Donna Sheldon
  20. Doug Collins
  21. Doug Holt
  22. Earl Ehrhart
  23. Ed Rynders
  24. Edward Lindsey
  25. Greg Morris
  26. Harry Geisinger
  27. Howard Maxwell
  28. Jan Tankersley
  29. Jay Neal
  30. Jay Roberts
  31. Jimmy Pruett
  32. Joe Wilkinson
  33. John D. Meadows, III
  34. Josh Clark
  35. Kevin Cooke
  36. Kip Smith
  37. Larry O'Neal
  38. Lee Anderson
  39. Len Walker (Georgia)
  40. Lynn Smith
  41. Lynne Riley
  42. Mark Hamilton
  43. Mark Hatfield
  44. Martin Scott
  45. Matthew Ramsey
  46. Mickey Channell
  47. Mike Dudgeon
  48. Paul Battles
  49. Penny Houston
  50. Randy Nix
  51. Richard H. Smith
  52. Rick Austin
  53. Roger Lane
  54. Roger Williams, Georgia Representative
  55. Terry England
  56. Thomas Benton
  57. Tim Bearden
  58. Tom Rice (Georgia)
  59. Tom Weldon, Jr.
  60. Tommy Smith (Georgia)
  61. Wendell Willard

Ballot Access

In Georgia, 2 (0.84%) of the 239 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. One won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: