Friday, April 30, 2010

Notable State Rep. & State Senate Races

There were a few surprises here, lets start over in HD 145 where Fenika Miller (D-Warner Robins) will challenge Willie Talton (R-Warner Robins) for HD 145. I didn't see that one coming. That is a seat that democrats can definitely pickup. I can't think of one major piece of legislation that Talton has filed since winning that seat. Miller is Chairwoman of the Houston County Democratic Party & works in Property Management.

Up in HD 140 Allen Freeman (R-Macon ) will try to retake his old seat against James "Bubba" Epps (D-Dry Branch) for HD 140.

In HD 136 Sharon Howard (D-Byron) will take on Tomy Sellier (R-Fort Valley). Howard is a Surgical Technician & Urologist

Down in Albany, Karen Kemp (R-Albany) will take on entrenched incumbent Winfred Dukes for HD 150. How will she win in a majority black district, I have no idea! This is Dukes first challenger in the general election in god knows when: YEARS!

Here are some other notables

HD 180

Adell James (D-Kingsland)
PO Box 1504
Kingsland, GA 31548
E-Mail: 578a@tds.net Party: Democratic
Age: 59
Occupation: Educator/Businessowner
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010




HD 179 (Keen retires as State Rep.)

Leroy Dumas (D-Brunswick)
805 P St
Brunswick, GA 31520-5224 Party: Democratic
Age: 59
Occupation: Minister
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Audrey Stewart (D-St. Simons Island)
PO Box 24035
St. Simons Island , GA 31522 Party: Democratic
Age: 73
Occupation: Retired Educator
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010


HD 173 (D-Thomasville)

Haley Shank
412 East Clay Street
Thomasville, GA 31792-5600
E-Mail: shank.haley@gmail.com Party: Democratic
Age: 24
Occupation: Community Organizer
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010


HD 172


Gene Maddox (Incumbent) (R-Cairo)
2228 Highway 93 South
Cairo, GA 39828
E-Mail: topdrawer@mchsi.com Party: Republican
Age: 75
Occupation: Retired Veterinarian
Date Qualified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010




Marjean Boyd (D-Bainbridge)
1105 Douglas Ct
Bainbridge, GA 39819-5177
E-Mail: marjeanb@mchsi.com Party: Democratic
Age: 59
Occupation: Retired Educator
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30. This is Boyd's year to take that seat.



HD 171

Jay Powell (Incumbent) (R-Camilla)
P.O. Box 188
Camilla, GA 31730
E-Mail: jpowell@swgalaw.net Party: Republican
Age: 57
Occupation: Attorney
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



James R. C. Timmons (D-Camilla)
384 Peachtree St
Camilla, GA 31730-5100
E-Mail: jrctimmons@yahoo.com Party: Democratic
Age: 39
Occupation: Minister
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010


HD 159


Ann R Purcell (Incumbent) (R-Rincon)
410 Willowpeg Way
Rincon, GA 31326-9157 Party: Republican
Age: 64
Occupation: Business Office
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Tawana "T" Garrett (D-Savannah)
205 Cherry Laural Ln
Savannah, GA 31419-9483
E-Mail: tawanagarrett@gmail.com Party: Democratic
Age: 30
Occupation: Educator
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010


HD 157


Jon G. Burns (Incumbent) (R-Newington)
5829 Clyo-Kildare Road
Newington, GA 30446
E-Mail: jon.burns@house.ga.gov Party: Republican
Age: 57
Occupation: Agri-Business
Date Qualified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Elizabeth Johnson (D-Statesboro)
P.O. Box 1404
Statesboro, GA 30459
E-Mail: lizjohnson2004@yahoo.com Party: Democratic
Age: 56
Occupation: Independent Contractor
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010


HD 153


Tony McBrayer (R-Tifton)
P.O. Box 1901
Tifton, GA 31793 Party: Republican
Age: 50
Occupation: Business Owner
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



John Tibbetts (D-Tifton)
70 Massey Rd
Tifton, GA 31793-8323
E-Mail: jtibbetts@erols.com Party: Democratic
Age: 49
Occupation: Educator
Website: www.John4House153.com
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010. Tibbetts already have a built in support base from his last two runs for this seat

HD 124


Charles Ashfield (R-Milledgeville)
126 Brer Bear Ln, SE
Milledgeville, GA 31061-8825
E-Mail: ashfieldstatehouse@gmail.com Party: Republican
Age: 60
Occupation: Retired State of Georgia Government Employee
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010



Helen G. "Sistie" Hudson (Incumbent) (D-Sparta)
P. O. Box 58
Sparta, GA 31087 Party: Democratic
Age: 59
Occupation: Businesswoman
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010

I don't get this at all. Hudson is going to take this guy to the woodshed. Bottomline!

Alot more democrats came out to challenge some of the incumbent rural republicans this time unlike last year. There has to disappointment among State Dems unable to find challengers for HD 166, 169, 154, 158, 167, 170, 177, 126. But there's always 2012.




Notable State Senate seats up for grabs:


SD 1


Earl "Buddy" Carter (Incumbent) (R-Pooler)
P.O. 222
Pooler, GA 31322 Party: Republican
Age: 52
Occupation: Pharmacist
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010

Carry Smith (D-Savannah)
118 Wimbledon Dr
Savannah, GA 31419-9455
E-Mail: carrysmithgasenate1@gmail.com Party: Democratic
Age: 28
Occupation: Businesswoman
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010


SD 3


Terry Carter (R-Brunswick)
347 Oak Grove Island Dr
Brunswick, GA 31523-8918
E-Mail: carterforsenate@bellsouth.net Party: Republican
Age: 47
Occupation: Real Estate
Website: www.voteterrycarter.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010




William T. Ligon Jr. (R-Waverly)
P.O. Box 2539
Waverly, GA 31565 Party: Republican
Age: 49
Occupation: Attorney
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010


Griffin Lotson (D-Darien)
1109 Fort King George Dr.
Darien, GA 31305 Party: Democratic
Age: 55
Occupation: Businessman
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010


SD 23



Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro)
533 Jones Ave
Waynesboro, GA 30830-1536
E-Mail: stone@merrillstone.com Party: Republican
Age: 54
Occupation: Lawyer
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010




Baxter L. Garvin (D-Augusta)
316 Dogwood Dr
Augusta, GA 30906
E-Mail: bgarvin08@comcast.net Party: Democratic
Age: 66
Occupation: Retired
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010. (Seat being vacated by JB Powell (D) running for Ag Commissioner)



SD 25


Johnny Grant (Incumbent) (R-Milledgeville)
P.O. Box 1458
Milledgeville, GA 31059
E-Mail: sengrant@windstream.net Party: Republican
Age: 60
Occupation: Businessman
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Floyd L. Griffin (D-Milledgeville)
P.O. Box 422
Milledgeville, GA 31059
E-Mail: thegriff52@yahoo.com Party: Democratic
Age: 65
Occupation: Businessman
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010


SD 29


Josh McKoon (R-Columbus)
P.O. Box 2565
Columbus, GA 31902
E-Mail: jrm2016@yahoo.com Party: Republican
Age: 31
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.joshmckoon.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Evelyn Thompson Anderson (D-Grantsville)
202 Charlie Fuller Rd
Grantville, GA 30220-2801
E-Mail: anitaa39@charter.net Party: Democratic
Age: 66
Occupation: Retired
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010



Joseph "Joe" Hurst (D-Columbus)
P.O. Box 4239
Columbus, GA 31914-0239
E-Mail: joesphhurstmd@yahoo.com Party: Democratic
Age: 50
Occupation: Physician
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010


SD51



Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega)
P.O. Box 600
Dahlonega, GA 30533
E-Mail: sgooch@windstream.net Party: Republican
Age: 43
Occupation: Businessman
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010



Chip Pearson (Incumbent) (R-Dawsonville)
P.O. Box 209
Dawsonville, GA 30534
E-Mail: chip@team51.org Party: Republican
Age: 49
Occupation: Businessman
Website: www.team51.org
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Joseph Mann (D-Mineral Bluff)
500 Wildflower Ln
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559-2046
E-Mail: mtnbrooks@hotmail.com Party: Democratic
Age: 32
Occupation: Businessman
Website: www.Georgia51.com
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010

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