Friday, April 30, 2010

Who has Qualified?

Governor

Thurbert Baker (D-Stone Mountain)
PO Box 7396
Atlanta, GA 30357-0396
E-Mail: contact@thurbertbaker.com Party: Democratic
Age: 57
Occupation: Attorney General
Website: www.thurbertbaker.com
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010



Roy E. Barnes (D-Mableton)
P.O. Box 5238
Marietta, GA 30061
E-Mail: roy@roy2010.com Party: Democratic
Age: 62
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.roy2010.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010



Bill Bolton (D-Marietta)
2104 Drogheda Ln
Marietta, GA 30066-6595
E-Mail: bill.bolton@bbprs.org Party: Democratic
Age: 62
Occupation: Management Technical Consultant
Website: www.billbotongovernor.org
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010




Carl Camon (D-Ray City)
PO Box 840
Ray City, GA 31645
E-Mail: hopeforgeorgia@gmail.com Party: Democratic
Age: 41
Occupation: Educator
Website: www.camonforgovernor.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010



Randal Mangham (D-Decatur)
Post Office Box 639
Decatur, GA 30031-0639
E-Mail: repmangham@gmail.com Party: Democratic
Age: 54
Occupation: Attorney/ Clergy/ Entrepreneur
Website: www.randalmangham.com
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010




DuBose Porter (D-Dublin)
PO Box 98
Dublin, GA 31040
E-Mail: info@porterforgeorgia.com Party: Democratic
Age: 56
Occupation: Attorney/CEO Newspaper Publishing
Website: www.porterforgeorgia.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010




David Poythress (D-Norcross, Macon)
P.O. Box 723186
Atlanta, GA 31139
E-Mail: david@poythressforgovernor.com Party: Democratic
Age: 66
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.poythressforgovernor.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Analysis: Like I said before this will be a three way raace in my opinion against David Poythress, (who has already gone up on the air with the first primary ad on the democratic side), Roy Barnes & Thurbert Baker. But with two other African-Americans in the race, expect a runoff between Gen. Poythress & Roy Barnes, in my opinion.



Lt. Governor


Tricia Carpenter McCracken (D-Augusta)
413 Scotts Way
Augusta, GA 30909-3134 Party: Democratic
Age: 65
Occupation: Journalism/Research
Date Qualified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Carol Porter (D-Dublin)
PO Box 54009
Atlanta, GA 30308
E-Mail: carol@carolporter4ga.com Party: Democratic
Age: 51
Occupation: general manager courier herald publishing co
Website: www.carolporter4ga.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010

Analysis: This is Carol Porter all the way. Why Mrs. McCracken even qualified for this race, I don't know, but this is Porter's. Put her down for the general election.

Secretary of State

Gail Buckner (D-Jonesboro)
7324 Cardif Place
Jonesboro, GA 30236
E-Mail: gailbuckner@bellsouth.net Party: Democratic
Age: 59
Occupation: Communications Marketing
Website: www.gailforgeorgia.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010


Gary Horlacher (D-Peachtree City)
PO Box 3064
Peachtree City, GA 30269
E-Mail: garyh@garyforsecretary.com Party: Democratic
Age: 53
Occupation: Attorney
Website: http://garyforsecretary.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010


Michael Mills (D-Atlanta)
878 Peachtree St, Ne
331
Atlanta, GA 30309-4429
E-Mail: michael@michaelmills2010.com Party: Democratic
Age: 36
Occupation: Public Relations Consultant
Website: www.michaelmills2010.com
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010



Angela "Miss Angela" Moore (D-Decatur)
PO Box 361036
Decatur, GA 30036-1036
E-Mail: angela@mooreforgeorgia.com Party: Democratic
Age: 47
Occupation: Business Woman
Website: www.mooreforgeorgia.com
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010




Georganna Sinkfield (D-Atlanta)
179 Tonawanda Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315 Party: Democratic
Age: 67
Occupation: Real Estate Sales
Date Qualified: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Analysis: This is a wide open race with Buckner going for her second try at Secretary of State. She lost in 2006 to Karen Handel. There are a couple of new faces in the race, Gary Hoelacher, Michael Mills, & Georganna Sinkfield, who qualified yesterday, a surprise. Its hard to call this race at the moment, but Horlacher has the cash to compete statewide, so pencil him in for the runoff. Only he & Mills have appeared in rural georgia more than once. The question with mills is will he have enough cash to go up around the state?

Attorney General

Ken Hodges (D-Albany)
PO Box 79164
Atlanta, GA 30357
E-Mail: ken@kenhodges.com Party: Democratic
Age: 44
Occupation: attorney
Website: www.kenhodges.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Rob Teilhet (D-Smyrna)
2946 Anderson Circle
Smyrna, GA 30080
E-Mail: rob@robforgeorgia.com Party: Democratic
Age: 36
Occupation: Lawyer
Website: www.robforgeorgia.com
Date Qualified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Analysis: This will be a horse race between two very strong candidates for Attorney General. Hodges hails from South Ga (Albany) & has gotten the endorsements of former Senator Sam Nunn, Ambassador Andrew Young & Leah Ward Sears, former Ga Supreme Couty Justice, while Teilhet, who hails from Cobb County has gotten the endorsements of influential State Senator Emanuel Jones, forer senate candidate Jim martin & a host of Senate & House Democrats. I can't call it, but I say you gave to give Hodges the early advantage in this race.


State School Superintendent


Beth Farokhi (D-Marietta)
PO Box 9206
Marietta, GA 30065
E-Mail: bethforeducation@bellsouth.net Party: Democratic
Age: 62
Occupation: Educator
Website: www.bethforeducation.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010



Joe Martin (D-Atlanta)
PO Box 9013
Atlanta, GA 31106
E-Mail: joe@martinonline.org Party: Democratic
Age: 67
Occupation: Education and Business
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010




Brian Westlake (D-Decatur)
2477 N Decatur Rd
A-1
Decatur, GA 30033-6112
E-Mail: brian@brianwestlake.com Party: Democratic
Age: 40
Occupation: Teacher
Website: www.brianwestlake.com
Date Qualified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Analysis; The late entry of Joe Martin, who if I might not be mistaken is the brother of Jim Martin has thrown this race into a loop. Brian Westlake has been building momentum lately with the wave of endorsements he has received before the July primary. Dr. Farokhi is a former school administrator who along with westlake has visited counties all over the state who has over 30 yrs of experience in education. This race is also wide open. Given the bad leadership at School Superintendent by Kathy Cox, you have to expect the democrats to pickup this seat in the fall.

State Insurance Commissioner

Mary Squires (D-Norcross)
29 La Rue Pl, Nw
Atlanta, GA 30327-4009
E-Mail: mary@marysquires.com Party: Democratic
Age: 52
Occupation: Consultant
Website: www.marysquires.com
Date Qualified: Monday, April 26, 2010

Analysis: Squires is the lone candidate against 9 GOP candidates. I had the pkeasure of seeing & meeting Squires during a recent trip here to Macon County & I came away impressed by ther knowledge of the Insurance Commissioner's office. While the GOP candidates try to out-conservative one another, she will be well rested & will be sitting on a nice war chest once the general election rolls around.

Agriculture Commissioner


J. B. Powell (D-Blythe)
228 Church Street
Blythe, GA 30805 Party: Democratic
Age: 48
Occupation: Project Manager
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010

Analysis: WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I thought this seat was going to go unchallenged as the clock stuck NOON. But State Senator J.B. Powell will go against Gary Black or Darwin Carter in the General. Powell, a conservative democrat is ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee & will be a tough challenger for either Carter or Black. Expect Retiring Commissioner Tommy Irvin to play a major role in Powell's campaign for Ag Commissioner.


Labor Commissioner

Terry Coleman (D-Eastman)
912 5th Ave
Eastman, GA 31023-6510 Party: Democratic
Age: 66
Occupation: Business
Date Qualified: Friday, April 30, 2010



Darryl Hicks (D-Fayetteville)
1415 Highway 85, Suite 310-189
Fayetteville, GA 30214
E-Mail: darryl@darrylhicks.net Party: Democratic
Age: 46
Occupation: Self-Employed
Website: www.darrylhicks.net
Date Qualified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Analysis: For a while Hicks looked like the only democrat running for Labor, but with the entry of Coleman, expect immediately the majority of the democratic caucus to line up behind Coleman for Labor. Hicks, who ran for Sec. of State in 2006 switched races once Mike Thurmond jumped into the U.S. Senate Race. Consider Coleman the early favorite to win the primary due to his connections around the state & his base in Middle Georgia.


Public Service Commission District 2


Keith Moffett (D-Macon)
P.O. Box 531
Macon, GA 31202
E-Mail: votemoffett@yahoo.com Party: Democratic
Age: 38
Occupation: Government Affairs
Date Qualified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Moffett is the only democrat in the race, so he has the advantage of avoiding a primary fight. The only candidate who hails from South of I-75, he has a entire region of middle 7 south georgia to himself, it just a matter of him being able to tap those regions for his benefit.

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