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18 CANDIDATES ENTER 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RACE

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Eighteen candidates have officially qualified for the April 18, 2017 Special Election for the sixth congressional district. This week, Secretary of State Brian Kemp hosted qualifying to fill the seat following the confirmation of former federal Representative Tom Price as the new Health and Human Services Secretary in Washington, D.C.

Qualifying closed at 1 p.m. today. Eleven Republican candidates – David Abroms, Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Keith Grawert, Bob Gray, Karen Handel, Judson Hill, Amy Kremer, Bruce LeVell, William Llop, Dan Moody, and Kurt Wilson – qualified for the seat. Alexander Hernandez and Andre Pollard qualified as Independent candidates. Five Democrats – Ragin Edwards, Richard Keatley, Jon Ossoff, Rebecca Quigg, and Ron Slotin – also qualified for the seat.

The sixth congressional district covers parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. 

To take part in this contest, eligible Georgia citizens must have registered or already be registered to vote on or before March 20, 2017. Advance in-person voting will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. A run-off election, if needed, will be held on June 20, 2017.

Qualified candidate information can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.  For more information about the office, go to www.sos.ga.gov or follow Secretary Kemp on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or YouTube.


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