Jason Carter, who handily won the May 11 special election for state Senate District 42, will be the only Democrat on the ballot during the July 20 primary.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, it appears Jason Carter has won today’s state Senate District 42 special election. The grandson of former president Jimmy Carter was endorsed by Georgia Equality.
Today’s ballot for Dekalb-based seat includes one gay candidate and three who are gay-friendly
When voters go to the polls May 11 for the special election to represent state Senate District 42, their choices will include a candidate who is endorsed by the state's largest gay political group, one who also competed for the group's endorsement and is actively seeking gay votes, and one who is openly gay.
As the noon deadline for major party candidates to qualify for this year's elections passed on Friday, Georgia's two openly gay state lawmakers remained unopposed for new terms.
With the official qualifying period winding down for candidates who want to run for seats in the Georgia General Assembly, at least two gay-friendly incumbents face challengers who are also drawing gay support.
Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, picked up Georgia Equality’s endorsement for the open Senate District 42 seat.
Special election for District 42 set for May 11