Several candidates for the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives registered to run for election today on the first day of qualifying, May 23. All candidates who wish to be on the July 31 primary ballot must qualify between May 23 and May 25.

So far, only a few incumbents face competition.

Here’s who filed for election to the Georgia Legislature from Reporter Newspaper communities on opening day:


Georgia House of Representatives

District 51: Wendell Willard, incumbent, R-Sandy Springs

District 52: Joe Wilkinson, incumbent, R-Sandy Springs

District 53: Sheila Jones, incumbent, D-Atlanta, and Democrats Jason Esteves and Robert Patillo

District 54: Ed Lindsey, incumbent, R-Buckhead and Lynn Brown McKinney, a Democrat

District 79: Tom Taylor, incumbent, R-Dunwoody

District 80: Mike Jacobs, incumbent, R-Atlanta

District 81: Carla Roberts, a Republican


Georgia Senate

District 6: Doug Stoner, incumbent, D-Smyrna and Republicans Josh Belinfante, Drew Ellenburg and Hunter Hill.

District 39: Vincent Fort, incumbent, D-Atlanta

District 40: Fran Millar, incumbent, R-Dunwoody

District 56: John Albers, incumbent, R-Roswell