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Georgia: 2006 Elections
Edited on Thu Oct-05-06 03:05 PM by Eugene


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: CaptAhab, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 8,186,453
Electoral Votes: 15

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 41%, Bush (R) 58%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 43%, Bush (R) 55%, Nader (I) DNR
:redbox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 46%, Dole (R) 47%, Perot (I) 6%

:redbox: Governor: Sonny Perdue (R) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Senior US Senator: Saxby Chambliss (R) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Johnny Isakson (R) Elected: 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:redbox: US House (13 seats): D-6, R-7
:redbox: State Senate (56 seats): D-22, R-34
:redbox: State House (180 seats): D-82, R-98

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: June 19, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: July 18, 2006
Primary Run-off Date: August 08, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 10, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Georgia Secretary of State -- Elections Division
2 MLK, Jr. Dr. S.E.
Suite 1104, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-1530
Phone: (404) 656-2871

State Democratic Party
Democratic Party of Georgia
1100 Spring Street, Suite 408
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: (404) 870-8201

State Republican Party
Georgia Republican Party
P.O. Box 550008
Atlanta, GA 30355
Phone: (404) 257-5559

Governor's Race 2006


Mark Taylor (D)
Lieutenant Governor
Campaign Website:

Sonny Perdue (R) Incumbent
Campaign Website:

Garrett Hayes (L)
Computer Consultant
Campaign Website:

William Arth (Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

US Senate Race 2006

No US Senate race in 2006

Other Statewide Races 2006

Lieutanant Governor

Jim Martin (D)
Former State Representative and Attorney
Campaign Website:

Casey Cagle (R)
State Senator and Businessman
Campaign Website:

Allen Buckley (L)
Attorney and Accountant
Campaign Website:

Al Bartell (Write-in)
Campaign Website:

Secretary of State

Gail Buckner (D)
State Representative and Former Teacher
Campaign Website:

Karen Handel (R)
Fulton County Commission Chair
Campaign Website:

Kevin Madsen (L)
Database Administrator
Campaign Website:

Attorney General

Thurburt Baker (D) Incumbent
Attorney General
Campaign Website:

Perry McGuire (R)
Former State Senator and Attorney
Campaign Website:

State School Superintendent

Denise Majette (D)
Former Congresswoman
Campaign Website:

Cathy Cox (R) Incumbent
State School Superintentent
Campaign Website:

David Chastain (L)
Defense Industry Analyst
Campaign Website:

Commissioner of Insurance

Guy Drexinger (D)
Attorney and Accountant
Campaign Website:

John Oxendine (R) Incumbent
Commissioner of Insurance
Campaign Website:

Commissioner of Agriculture

Tommy Irvin (D) Incumbent
Commissioner of Agriculture
Campaign Website:

Gary Black (R)
Georgia Agribusiness Council President
Campaign Website:

Jack Cashin (L)
Campaign Website:

Commissioner of Labor

Mike Thrumund (D) Incumbent
Commissioner of Labor
Campaign Website:

Brent Brown (R)
Lobbyist and Former Businessman
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 13

Key Races:
  08 Jim Marshall (D) (incumbent) v. Mac Collins (R)
  12 John Barrow (D) (incumbent) v. Max Burns (R)

Candidates, by Congressional District

Jim Nelson (D), Campaign Website:
Jack Kingston (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Sanford D. Bishop (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Brad Hughes (R), Campaign Website:

Mike McGraw (D), Campaign Website:
Lynn Westmoreland (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Hank Johnson (D), Campaign Website:
Catherine Davis (R), Campaign Website:
Loren Collins (Write-in), Campaign Website:

John Lewis (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Elanor Garcia (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Steve Sinton (D), Campaign Website:
Thomas E. Price (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Allan Burns (D), Campaign Website:
John Linder (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Jim Marshall (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Mac Collins (R), Campaign Website:

John Bradbury (D), Campaign Website:
Nathan Deal (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?

Terry Holley (D), Campaign Website:
Charlie W. Norwood (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Patrick Pillion (D), Campaign Website:
Phil Gingrey (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

John Barrow (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Max Burns (R), Campaign Website:

David Scott (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Deborah Travis Honeycutt (R), Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 56

Seats at stake in 2006: 56

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 180

Seats at stake in 2006: 180

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

Summary of Proposed Constitutional Amendments and State-wide Referendum Questions (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment 1 - To restrict the use of eminent domain.
   Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to prohibit the use of eminent domain
   by certain nonelected authorities and to prohibit the contested use of eminent domain
   except for public use as defined by general law?
   Full Text

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment 2 - To protect the traditions of fishing and hunting.
   Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the tradition of fishing
   and hunting and the taking of fish and wildlife shall be preserved for the people and shall
   be managed by law and regulation for the public good?
   Full Text

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment 3 - To authorize the General Assembly to dedicated revenue
   from special motor vehicle license plates.
   Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to
   provide for special motor vehicle license plates and dedicate the revenue from such plates
   for stated purposes, including dedications for the ultimate use of agencies, funds, or
   nonprofit corporations where it is found that there will be a benefit to the state?
   Full Text

:graybox: Referendum Question A - To expand the ad valorem tax excemption for farm equipment.
   Shall the Act be approved which expands the ad valorem tax exemption for agricultural
   products and equipment to include certain additional farm equipment held under a lease
   purchase agreement?
   Full Text

:graybox: Referendum Question B - To expand the ad valorem exemption for veterans organizations.
   Shall the Act be approved which expands the ad valorem tax exemption for veterans
   organizations to include certain additional nonprofit veterans organizations which
   refurbish and operate historic military aircraft for educational purposes?
   Full Text

:graybox: Referendum Question C - To expand the ad valorem tax exmption for property
   of charitable institutions.
   Shall the Act be approved which grants an exemption from ad valorem taxation on property
   owned by a charitable institution which generates income when that income is used
   exclusively fro the operation of such charitable institution?
   Full Text

:graybox: Referendum Question D - To provide a homestead exemption to certain residents
   who are senior citizens with respect to state ad valorem taxes.
   Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption for senior citizens in an
   amount equal to the actual levy for state ad valorem tax purposes on the homestead?
   Full Text

:graybox: Referendum Question E - To provide a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse
   of a peace officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.
   Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption for the full value of the
   homestead with respect to all ad valorem taxes for the unremarried surviving spouse of a
   peace officer or firefighter who was killed in the line of duty?
   Full Text

:graybox: Referendum Question F - Homestead exemption for a surviving spouse.
   Shall the Act be approved which provides that, with respect to base year assessed value
   homestead exemptions, the surviving spouse of a deceased spouse who has been granted such
   a homestead exemption shall receive that exemption at the same base year valuation that
   applied to the deceased spouse so long as that surviving spouse continues to occupy the
   home as a residence and homestead?
   Full Text


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