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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis

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Your Guide to the Elections

election-2012

You’ve seen them at forums, campaigning in the streets and maybe you’ve received a call from phone bankers. Now, the choice is up to you. We’ve compiled a list of the candidates on the ballots on May 20 in the 2014 Democratic and Republican primary elections in DeKalb County.
Unopposed candidates are not listed.
D (Democrat)
R (Republican)
I (Incumbent) 

U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District 
Salary: $174,000
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (D) (I)
Thomas E. “Tom” Brown (D)

U.S. Senate
Salary: $174,000
O. “Steen” Miles (D)
M. Michelle Nunn (D)
Branko “Rad” Radulovacki (D)
Todd Anthony Robinson (D)
Paul Collins Broun (R)
Arthur A. “Art” Gardner (R)
J.P. “Phil” Gingery (R)
Derrick E. Grayson (R)
Karen C. Handel (R)
J.H. “Jack” Kingston (R)
David A. Perdue (R)

Governor
Salary: $139,339
Nathan Deal (R) (I)
John D. Barge (R)
David E. Pennington III (R) 
Jason Carter (D)

Secretary of State
Salary: $123,636
Brian Kemp (I)
Gerald B. Beckum (D)
Doreen Carter (D)

Commissioner of Insurance
Salary: $120,394
Ralph T. Hudgens (I)  ( R )
Keith G. Heard (D)
Elizabeth N. “Liz” Johnson (D)

Public Service Commissioner
Salary: $116,452
Lauren W. McDonald (R) (I)
Douglas T. Kidd (R)
Charles C. “Craig” Lutz (R) 

State School Superintendent
Salary: $123,270
Tarnisha L. Dent (D)
Marion Spencer Freeman (D)
Jurita Mays (D)
Alisha Morgan (D)
R. “Rita” Robinzine (D)
Valerie D. Wilson (D)
Mary Kay Bacallao (R)
Ashley D. Bell (R)
Michael L. Buck (R)
Sharyl H. Dawes (R)
Allen Bowles Fort (R)
Nancy T. Jester (R)
T. Fitz Johnson (R)
Kira G. Willis (R)
Richard L. Woods (R)

Georgia Senate
Salary: $17,700

40th District
Francis “Fran” Millar (I) (R)
Richard “Dick” Anderson (R)
Tamara Y. Johnson (D)
Benedict I. Truman II (D) 

42nd District
Elena C. Parent (D)
R. Kyle Williams (D)

44th District
Gail P. Davenport (I) (D)
Marcus Eugene Davis (D)

55th District
Gloria S. Butler (I) (D)
Mark Anthony Williams (D)
79th District
Thomas “Tom” Taylor (I) (R)
James Bradley Goodchild (R)

80th District
Michael J. Jacobs (I) (R)
Catherine S. Bernard (R)

Georgia House
Salary: $17,700

86th District
Michelle Henson (I) (D)
Jacqueline Adams (D)

87th District
Earnest “Coach” Williams (I) (D)
Ivy J. Green (D)

91st District
D. “Dee” Dawkins-Haigler (I) (D)
Diane Adoma (D)

Special Election for DeKalb Sheriff
Salary: $114,040
Jeff Mann (I) (D)
Dale Bernard Collins (D)
Ted Golden (D)
R. “Tony” Hughes (D)
Vernon Jones (D)
Melody Maddox (D)
Melvin Mitchell (D)
LaSalle Smith, Sr. (D)

DeKalb Board of Commissioners
Salary: $38,374
Super District 7
Stan Watson (I) (D)
Gregory Adams (D)

DeKalb Board of Education 
Salary: $18,500

District 2
Michael Orson (I)
Don McChesney

District 3
Michael A. Erwin (I)
Jerrie D. Bason
Jarrod Jordan
Atticus LeBlanc
Willie R. Mosley Jr.

District 4
James McMahan (I)
Karen Carter
John Oselette
Ella “Coach Smith” Smith

District 5
Thad Mayfield (I)
Pia “Chaz” Bhatti
Jesse “Jay” Cunningham
R. Alexander Fitzhugh
Vickie B. Turner

District 6
Melvin Johnson (I)
Bridgeman Bolger

District 7
Joyce Morely (I)
Lee V. Dukes
Kim Ault

Democratic Party Yes or No Questions:
1. Should Georgia raise the state minimum wage above the current $5.15 an hour?

2. Should Georgians' federal tax dollars be returned to Georgia to fund Medicaid expansion and relieve the indigent care burden on our hospitals?

3. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to create an independent ethics commission, not tied to the Governor's office, legislature, or other elected office, to more effectively police potential ethics violations by elected officials?

4. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to make the education budget Georgia's first funding priority?

City of Clarkston Special Yes or No Questions:
1. Shall the City of Clarkston be authorized to enact a Freeport Exemption to exempt finished manufactured goods destined for distribution out of state from taxation?

2. Shall the City of Clarkston be authorized to enact a Freeport Exemption to exempt
inventory of finished manufactured goods still held in the possession of the original manufacturer from taxation?

3. Shall the City of Clarkston be authorized to enact a Freeport Exemption to exempt finished manufactured goods destined for distribution out of state from taxation?

4. Shall the City of Clarkston be authorized to enact a Freeport Exemption to exempt retail business inventory from taxation?

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