Winning Women in Georgia’s Primary

Winning Women in Georgia’s Primary

We have heard about the great number of women running for office this year. Women did well in Georgia’s May 22, 2018, primary, with many claiming positions on their party’s ballot or advancing into the July runoff.

Stacey Abrams, former minority leader in Georgia’s House of Representatives, won the Democratic nomination for Governor, making history as the first African American woman to be nominated for Governor in the United States.

Sarah Riggs Amico is the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor.

Janice Laws became the Democratic nominee for Insurance Commissioner.

Several women advanced in the Public Service Commission contests:

Lindy Miller is the Democratic nomination for PSC District 3 – Metro-Atlanta,

Dawn A. Randolph received the Democratic nomination for PSC District 5 – Western, and incumbent Tricia Pridemore retained the Republican nomination for District 5 – Western.

In the U.S. Congress, women also advanced in the election process.

Lisa M. Ring won the Democratic nomination for District 1.

Incumbent Karen Handel had no Republican opposition in District 6.

Lucy McBath advanced to the Democratic runoff in District 6.

In District 7, Carolyn Bourdeaux has advanced to the Democratic runoff.

Tabitha A. Johnson-Green won the Democratic nomination for District 10, receiving more than 50% of the votes over two other candidates.

For more elections results, visit Georgia’s Secretary of State website.

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