Primary season officially ended at 7pm last night, and the Oconee Democrats would like to take a moment before we all dig into the General Election (November 6th!) to extend our thanks to all candidates for a great race. Remember, it was only 2 short years ago when Congressman Hice ran unopposed, and we had 3 Democrats in the hunt for his seat this time. We have truly come a long way!
In addition, we Democrats have a lot to be proud of that we had so many women and minorities running for office. We are truly changing the face of politics for the best!
Of course, the battle is not over, and we have a lot of work to do! Here is a quick rundown of the general election candidates and their opponents:
|Lieutenant Governor||Sarah Riggs Amico||Runoff|
|Secretary of State||John Barrow||Runoff|
|Attorney General||Charlie Bailey||Chris Carr|
|Comm. of Agriculture||Fred Swann||Gary Black|
|Comm. of Insurance||Janice Laws||Jim Beck|
|School Superintendent||Runoff||Richard Woods|
|Comm. of Labor||Richard Keatley||Mark Butler|
|PSC, District 3||Lindy Miller||Chuck Eaton|
|PSC, District 5||Dawn A. Randolph||Tricia Pridemore|
|US. Rep., District 10||Tabitha Johnson-Greene||Jody Hice|
|State Senator, District 46||Marisue Hilliard||Bill Cowsert|
|State Rep., District 117||Deborah Gonzalez||Houston Gaines|
|State Rep., District 119||Jonathan Wallace||Marcus Wiedower|
We had some wonderful candidates in the primary season, and it was simply incredible to have so many progressive ideas in the conversation. It is truly a shame that all candidates can’t win, but in a democracy, that is just how it works. Now is the time for everyone to come together to support our chosen candidates. Regardless of whether your particular candidate won the nomination, we can all agree that the Democratic nominees are better for our communities than their GOP opponents.
It is worth pointing out that the top state offices will have runoffs on the GOP side, giving Democrats the advantage of campaigning for the General Election (November 6th) NOW while they are still sorting out their candidates. This is an opportunity we can’t afford to squander!
It may seem like a long time until Election Day (November 6th!), but it will be here before you know it. All of these fine candidates will be needing your support over the coming months, so please get involved and do what you can to help them succeed!
Did we mention that the General Election is on November 6th?