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===Candidates===
 
===Candidates===
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Alisha Thomas Morgan]] - State Representative<ref>[http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/24040791/article-Morgan-to-run-for-Ga--Superintendent ''The Marietta Daily Journal,'' "Morgan to run for Ga. Superintendent," November 13, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Alisha Thomas Morgan]] - State Representative<ref>[http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/24040791/article-Morgan-to-run-for-Ga--Superintendent ''The Marietta Daily Journal,'' "Morgan to run for Ga. Superintendent," November 13, 2013]</ref>
*{{bluedot}} [[Doeford Shirley]] - Businessman and teacher<ref>[http://www.com2electdoefordstateschsupt.org/ ''Doeford Shirley for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jurita Forehand Mays]] - Educator<ref name=candlist>[https://gvrs.sos.state.ga.us/GAElection/CandidateDetails ''Georgia Secretary of State,'' "Qualifying Candidate Information: State Schools Superintendent," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
*{{reddot}} [[Matt Schultz (Georgia)|Matt Schultz]] - Member, Bartlow County School Board<ref>[http://www.shultzforgeorgia.com/ ''Matt Schultz for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Denise Freeman]] - Consultant/advocate<ref name=candlist/><ref>[http://www.denisefreemanforgeorgiaschools.com/ ''Denise Freeman for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Rita Robinzine]] - Teacher<ref>[http://ritatheteacher.com/ ''Rita Robinzine for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Valarie Wilson]] - Non Profit Director, Ex-Decatur School Board Chair<ref>[http://valforeducation.com/ ''Valarie Wilson for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Tarnisha Dent]] - Educator<ref>[http://tarnishadent.com/ ''Tarnisha Dent for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Allen Bowles Fort]] - Superintendent<ref name=candlist/>
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*{{reddot}} [[Ashley Bell]] - Attorney<ref>[http://www.ashleybell.com/ ''Ashley Bell for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Mary Kay Bacallao]] - College professor<ref>[http://marykaybacallao.jimdo.com/ ''Mary Kay Bacallao for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Mike Buck]] - Educator<ref>[http://www.buckforsuperintendent.com/ ''Mike Buck for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Nancy Jester]] - Former member, DeKalb Board of Education<ref>[http://www.nancyjester.com/ ''Nancy Jester for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Nancy Jester]] - Former member, DeKalb Board of Education<ref>[http://www.nancyjester.com/ ''Nancy Jester for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [Sharyl Dawes]] - Businesswoman, former teacher<ref>[http://www.sharyldawes.com/ ''Sheryl Dawes for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Fitz Johnson]] - Business owner<ref>[http://fitzjohnson.us/ ''Fitz Johnson for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Kira Willis]]<ref>[http://kirawillis.com/ ''Kira Willis 2014 Official campaign,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Kira Willis]]<ref>[http://kirawillis.com/ ''Kira Willis 2014 Official campaign,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Richard Woods]]<ref>[http://www.woodsforsuper.com/index2.html ''Richard Woods for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Richard Woods]]<ref>[http://www.woodsforsuper.com/index2.html ''Richard Woods for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
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==Commissioner of Agriculture==
 
==Commissioner of Agriculture==
 
===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
{{reddot}} [[Gary Black]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Gary Black]]
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===Candidates===
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*{{reddot}} [[Gary Black]] - ''Incumbent''
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*{{bluedot}} [[Chris Irvin]] - Small business owner<ref>[http://www.votechrisirvin.com/home/ ''Chris Irvin for Agriculture Commissioner,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
 
===Duties===
 
===Duties===
 
The commissioner manages the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which regulates and promotes the produce of [[Georgia|Georgia's]] agricultural industry.
 
The commissioner manages the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which regulates and promotes the produce of [[Georgia|Georgia's]] agricultural industry.
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==Public Service Commission==
 
==Public Service Commission==
===Current incumbent===
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===Current incumbent (District 1)===
{{reddot}} [[H. Doug Everett]]
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*{{reddot}} [[H. Doug Everett]] ''(Unopposed)''
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===Current incumbent (District 4)===
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*{{reddot}} [[Bubba McDonald]]
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===Candidates===
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*{{reddot}} [[Bubba McDonald]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Craig Lutz]] - Member of Hall County Board of Commissioners<ref>[http://lutz4psc.com/ ''Craig Lutz for PSC 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Doug Kidd]] - Attorney<ref>[http://www.dougkidd.com/ ''Doug Kidd for PSC 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Daniel Blackman]] - Business Manager<ref>[http://danielforgeorgia.com/ ''Daniel Blackman for PSC 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014]</ref>
 
===Duties===
 
===Duties===
 
Public service commissioners are responsible for making regulations covering [[Georgia|Georgia's]] electric, gas, telecommunications and intrastate transportation firms. State law also gives the commission the power to hear complaints against public utilities, require utilities to maintain certain services or facilities, and "examine the affairs" of utilities and "keep informed of their general condition."<ref>[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/ ''Georgia Code'', "46-2-20," accessed September 19, 2011]</ref>
 
Public service commissioners are responsible for making regulations covering [[Georgia|Georgia's]] electric, gas, telecommunications and intrastate transportation firms. State law also gives the commission the power to hear complaints against public utilities, require utilities to maintain certain services or facilities, and "examine the affairs" of utilities and "keep informed of their general condition."<ref>[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/ ''Georgia Code'', "46-2-20," accessed September 19, 2011]</ref>

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Georgia Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Runoff Date
July 22, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Georgia State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Superintendent, Insurance Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner

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Five down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Georgia in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
State Superintendent of Schools John Barge
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2011 No[4]
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens
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2011 Yes[5]
Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black
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2011 Yes[6]
Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler
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2011 Yes[7]
Public Service Commission H. Doug Everett
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2003 Yes[8]
Public Service Commission Bubba McDonald
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2009 Yes[9]


State Superintendent of Schools

Current incumbent

Republican Party John Barge

Candidates

Duties

The superintendent is charged by state law to "carry out and enforce all the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education and the laws governing the schools receiving state aid." Additionally, he is directed to make recommendations to the board on matters related to the "welfare and efficiency" of the public school system.[24]

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner

Current incumbent

Republican Party Ralph Hudgens

Candidates

Duties

The commissioner is administrative head of the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, which both regulates the state's insurance industry and oversees state fire safety initiatives.

Commissioner of Agriculture

Current incumbent

Candidates

Duties

The commissioner manages the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which regulates and promotes the produce of Georgia's agricultural industry.

According to the department's website, "the Georgia Department of Agriculture regulates, monitors, or assists with the following areas: grocery stores, convenience stores, food warehouses, bottling plants, food processing plants, pet dealers and breeders, animal health, gasoline quality and pump calibration, antifreeze, weights and measures, marketing of Georgia agricultural products domestically and internationally, pesticides, structural pest control, meat processing plants, seed quality, Vidalia onions, state farmers markets, plant diseases, nurseries and garden centers, fertilizer and lime, potting soil; feed, boll weevil eradication, apiaries, Humane Care for Equines Act, bottled water, and other responsibilities."[29]

Commissioner of Labor

Current incumbent

Candidates

Duties

The commissioner is the administrative head of the Georgia Department of Labor, which implements the state's labor regulations, operates its unemployment insurance and workforce development programs, and produces research and statistics regarding the state's labor market.

Public Service Commission

Current incumbent (District 1)

Current incumbent (District 4)

Candidates

Duties

Public service commissioners are responsible for making regulations covering Georgia's electric, gas, telecommunications and intrastate transportation firms. State law also gives the commission the power to hear complaints against public utilities, require utilities to maintain certain services or facilities, and "examine the affairs" of utilities and "keep informed of their general condition."[34]

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Your Daily Jolt: John Barge kicks off gubernatorial run today," September 3, 2013
  5. Ralph Hudgens for Insurance Commissioner, "Homepage," accessed November 25, 2013
  6. Gary Black for Agriculture Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 25, 2013
  7. Mark Butler for Labor Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  8. Georgia Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidate Information for May 20 Primary Election: Public Service Commission," March 3, 2014
  9. Georgia Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidate Information for May 20 Primary Election: Public Service Commission," March 3, 2014
  10. The Marietta Daily Journal, "Morgan to run for Ga. Superintendent," November 13, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Georgia Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidate Information: State Schools Superintendent," accessed April 1, 2014
  12. Denise Freeman for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  13. Rita Robinzine for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  14. Valarie Wilson for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  15. Tarnisha Dent for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  16. Ashley Bell for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  17. Mary Kay Bacallao for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  18. Mike Buck for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  19. Nancy Jester for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013
  20. Sheryl Dawes for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  21. Fitz Johnson for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  22. Kira Willis 2014 Official campaign, "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013
  23. Richard Woods for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013
  24. Georgia Code, "20-2-34," accessed September 15, 2011
  25. Ralph Hudgeons for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  26. Keith Heard for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  27. Liz Johnson for GA Insurance Commissioner, "Timeline," accessed December 18, 2013
  28. Chris Irvin for Agriculture Commissioner, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  29. Georgia Department of Agriculture, "About Us," accessed September 16, 2011
  30. Robbin Shipp for Labor Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  31. Craig Lutz for PSC 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  32. Doug Kidd for PSC 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  33. Daniel Blackman for PSC 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  34. Georgia Code, "46-2-20," accessed September 19, 2011