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Candidates qualify for local, federal races

GEORGIA. — Qualifying for several local, state and federal races has ended. By order of the governor, the primary election has been moved back to May 19 to coincide with the state’s Presidential Primary. All ballots already cast in early voting for the original March 24 primary will be counted, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Here is a list of qualified candidates and the offices up for election:

U.S. Senate

Incumbent Sen. David Perdue is uncontested on the Republican side, while several Democratic candidates will compete to challenge him in the fall. Another candidate is running as a Libertarian.

• David Perdue (R)

• Sarah Riggs Amico (D)

• Marckeith DeJesus (D)

• James Knox (D)

• Tricia Carpenter McCracken (D)

• Jon Ossoff (D)

• Maya Dillard Smith (D)

• Teresa Tomlinson (D)

• Shane Hazel (Libertarian)

For the seat occupied by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, there will be no vote on May 19. Instead, a nonpartisan primary will be held Nov. 3. All candidates will appear on the same ballot, and if no candidate receives a majority, there will be a runoff between the top two finishers on Jan. 5, 2021.

• Doug Collins (R)

• Derrick Grayson (R)

• Annette Davis Jackson (R)

• Wayne Johnson (R)

• Kelly Loeffler (R)

• Kandiss Taylor (R)

• Deborah Jackson (D)

• Jamesia James (D)

• Tamara Johnson-Shealey (D)

• Matt Lieberman (D)

• Joy Slade (D)

• Ed Tarver (D)

• Raphael Warnock (D)

• Richard Winfield (D)

• Brian Slowinski (Libertarian)

• Al Bartell (Independent)

• Allen Buckley (Independent)

• Michael Greene (Independent)

• Valencia Stoval (Independent)

• John Fortuin (Green)

• Rod Mack (Write-in)

U.S. House

Several Republicans qualified to challenge Rep. Lucy McBath, including former Rep. Karen Handel. McBath, a Democrat, unseated Handel in 2018.

• Mykel Barthelemy (R)

• Karen Handel (R)

• Blake Harbin (R)

• Joe Profit (R)

• Paulette Smith (R)

• Lucy McBath (D)

Georgia Senate

In District 40, one Republican, Garry Guan, qualified to challenge incumbent Democrat State Sen. Sally Harrel. District 40 encompasses Dunwoody as well as other portions of DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

Georgia House

Incumbent Democrat State Rep. Mike Wilensky qualified to hold onto his seat representing District 79, which includes most of Dunwoody and parts of Doraville and Chamblee. Andrea Johnson will challenge him on the Republican side in the fall.

DeKalb Board of Commissioners

Dunwoody residents will be able to vote on two commissioner seats in November. For District 1, there will be a Democratic primary to challenge Incumbent Commissioner Nancy Jester.

• Nancy Jester (R)

• Breeanna Bellinger (D)

• MD Naser (D)

• Robert Patrick (D)

• Ben Truman (D)

• Cynthia Yaxon (D)

For District 6, Commissioner Kathie Gannon will not seek reelection.

• Maryam Ahmad (D)

• Emily Halevy (D)

• Ted Terry (D)

DeKalb Board of Education

Two candidates are competing in this nonpartisan race: Anna Hill and Andrew Ziffer. Incumbent Stan Jester will not seek reelection.

DeKalb Sheriff

While early voting was underway to decide who will serve until the end of the year, many of the same candidate qualified to run again in November.

• Harold Dennis (R)

• Geraldine Champion (D)

• Adam Gardner (D)

• Ted Golden (D)

• Antonio Johnson (D)

• Kyle Jones (D)

• Melody Maddox (Incumbent, D)

• Carl Mobley (D)

• Ruth Stringer (D)

DeKalb Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Irvin Johnson will be challenged by Roslyn McCaskill. Both are Democrats.

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