Georgia Democrats have a chance to win back the majority in the Georgia State House for the first time since 2004.
The stakes are very high in this election. In addition to healthcare, the economy and the environment, among many other issues — the big prize in 2020 will be the once-in-a-decade chance to draw legislative maps.
If successful, Democratic representatives will be able draw the legislative maps or appoint an independent committee to draw the legislative maps for the next 10 years, finally putting an end to the Republican gerrymandering tactics that they’ve abused to steal legislative seats and suppress voters.
According to the voting results from last week’s primary, Democrats have a majority, or are within TWO percentage points of a majority in the 16 districts we need to win.
These are the districts you should follow and the Democrats we must support:
|District #||Vulnerable Republican||Viable Democrat|
|District 35||Ed Setzler||TBD by Runoff|
|District 43||Sharon Cooper||Luisa Wakeman|
|District 44||Don Parson||Concetta DiCicco|
|District 47||Jan Jones||Anthia Carter|
|District 49||Chuck Martin||Jason Hayes|
|District 52||Deborah Silcox||Shea Roberts|
|District 97||Bonnie Rich||Mary Campbell|
|District 104||Chuck Efstration||Nakita Hemingway|
|District 106||Brett Harrell||Rebecca Mitchell|
|District 109||Dale Rutledge||Regina Lewis-Ward|
|District 110||No incumbent||Ebony Carter|
|District 117||Houston Gaines||Mokah-Jasmine Johnson|
|District 138||Mike Cheokas||Marcia Arnett|
|District 147||Heath Clark||Stephen Baughier|
|District 151||Gerald Greene||Joyce Barlow|
|District 164||Ron Stephens||Marcus Thompson|