Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

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Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of seven incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Earl "Buddy" Carter Ends.png Republican Senate District 1
Tim Golden Ends.png Republican Senate District 8
John Crosby Ends.png Republican Senate District 13
Ronnie Chance Ends.png Republican Senate District 16
Cecil Staton Ends.png Republican Senate District 18
Hardie Davis Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 22
Jason Carter Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 42

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Georgia State Senate:

Georgia State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 18 18
     Republican Party 38 38
Total 56 56

Qualifications

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According to the Georgia Constitution, Georgia Senators must be at least 25 years old, American citizens, Georgia citizens for at least two years and a resident of his or her Senatorial District for at least one year immediately preceding election.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 40 of the 56 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 14 Democrats and 26 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 16 of the 56 districts up for election. Just one of these seats, District 6, held mildly competitive elections in 2012.

  • District 6: Incumbent Hunter Hill (R) will face off against challenger Antron D. Johnson (D) in the general election. Hill won in 2012 by a margin of victory of 6 percent.

Primary challenges

A total of 12 incumbents will face primary competition on May 20. Seven incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 37 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Seven incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 49 (87.5%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and five Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Buddy Carter (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 2

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 3

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 4

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jack S. Hill - Incumbent Jack Hill first assumed office in 1991.

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District 5

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 6

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District 7

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 8

Note: Incumbent Tim Golden (R) is not running for re-election.

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District 9

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District 10

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 11

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 12

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 13

Note: Incumbent John Crosby (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 14

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 15

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 16

Note: Incumbent Ronnie Chance (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 17

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 18

Note: Incumbent Cecil Staton (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 19

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 20

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District 21

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 22

Note: Incumbent Hardie Davis (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 23

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District 24

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District 25

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 26

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 27

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 28

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District 29

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District 30

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District 31

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District 32

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 33

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 34

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 35

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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District 36

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 37

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 38

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 39

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent Fort - Incumbent Fort first assumed office in 1997.
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District 40

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District 41

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 42

Note: Incumbent Jason Carter (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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District 43

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 44

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 45

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 46

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 47

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 48

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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District 49

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 50

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 51

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 52

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 53

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

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District 54

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 55

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

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District 56

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
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