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==State Superintendent of Schools==
 
==State Superintendent of Schools==

Revision as of 10:22, 31 December 2012


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


State Superintendent of Schools

Current incumbent

Republican Party John Barge

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.[10]

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner

Current incumbent

Republican Party Ralph Hudgens

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

Republican Party Gary Black

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."[11]

Commissioner of Labor

Current incumbent

Republican Party Mark Butler

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

Republican Party H. Doug Everett

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."[12]

See also

References