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{{gadowntoc14}}{{tnr}}'''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.
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{{Gaelecbanner14}}{{gadowntoc14}}{{tnr}}'''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.
 
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==State Superintendent of Schools==
 
==State Superintendent of Schools==
 
===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
 
{{reddot}} [[John Barge]]
 
{{reddot}} [[John Barge]]
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===Candidates===
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*{{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>
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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>
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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>
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*{{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>
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*{{reddot}} [[Kira Willis]]<ref>[http://kirawillis.com/ ''Kira Willis 2014 Official campaign,'' "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
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*{{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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===Duties===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/ ''Georgia Code'', "20-2-34," accessed September 15, 2011.]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/ ''Georgia Code'', "20-2-34," accessed September 15, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner==
 
==Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner==
 
===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
 
{{reddot}} [[Ralph Hudgens]]
 
{{reddot}} [[Ralph Hudgens]]
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===Candidates===
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*{{reddot}} [[Ralph Hudgens]] - ''Incumbent''<ref>[http://www.ralphhudgens.com/ ''Ralph Hudgeons for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Keith Heard]] - Insurance agency owner, former state Rep.<ref>[http://www.letyourvoicebekeithheard.com/ Keith Heard for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Liz Johnson]]<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/lizjohnsonforGAinsuranceCommissioner/info ''Liz Johnson for GA Insurance Commissioner,'' "Timeline," accessed December 18, 2013]</ref>
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===Duties===
 
===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.
 
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.
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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.
  
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."<ref>[http://agr.georgia.gov/about.aspx ''Georgia Department of Agriculture'', "About Us," accessed September 16, 2011.]</ref>
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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."<ref>[http://agr.georgia.gov/about.aspx ''Georgia Department of Agriculture'', "About Us," accessed September 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Commissioner of Labor==
 
==Commissioner of Labor==
 
===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
{{reddot}} [[Mark Butler (Georgia)|Mark Butler]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Mark Butler (Georgia)|Mark Butler]]
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===Candidates===
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*{{reddot}} [[Mark Butler (Georgia)|Mark Butler]] - ''Incumbent''
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*{{bluedot}} [[Robbin Shipp]] - Attorney, former state Rep.<ref>[http://www.robbinshippforlabor.com/ ''Robbin Shipp for Labor Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
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===Duties===
 
===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.
 
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==
 
==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>
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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>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 13:27, 1 April 2014



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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? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
State Superintendent of Schools John Barge
John Barge.jpg
2011 No[4] Republican Party Richard Woods
Democratic Party Valarie Wilson
Republican Party Richard Woods No
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens
Ralph Hudgens.jpg
2011 Yes[5] Republican Party Ralph Hudgens
Democratic Party Liz Johnson
Libertarian Party Ted Metz
Republican Party Ralph Hudgens No
Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black
Gary Black.jpg
2011 Yes[6] Republican Party Gary Black
Democratic Party Chris Irvin
Republican Party Gary Black No
Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler
Mark Butler.jpg
2011 Yes[7] Republican Party Mark Butler
Democratic Party Robbin Shipp
Republican Party Mark Butler No
Public Service Commission H. Doug Everett
Doug Everett.jpg
2003 Yes[8] Republican Party H. Doug Everett
Libertarian Party John Monds
Republican Party H. Doug Everett No
Public Service Commission Bubba McDonald
Bubba McDonald.jpg
2009 Yes[9] Republican Party Bubba McDonald
Democratic Party Daniel Blackman
Libertarian Party Robin Aaron Gilmer
Republican Party Bubba McDonald No


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