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Carter grandson files paperwork in Georgia governor’s race

Jason Carter

Jason Carter

Gov. Nathan Deal gained some November competition in his race for a second term Wednesday, as the candidate qualifying period for 2014 elections continued in Georgia.

A day after Deal the first of two challengers expected in the May GOP primary filed paperwork to set up this year’s ballot, state Sen. Jason Carter qualified for the Democratic ballot in the gubernatorial race.

Carter is the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

“I’m running for governor because it’s time for leadership that puts people ahead of politics,” said Carter, who was joined by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young when he filed his paperwork. “I’m running for governor because I want to make this state the same place of opportunity and growth for my two little boys that it has been for the previous generations of my family who have made Georgia their home.”

Locally, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson drew some competition in the Democratic primary, with Tom Brown filing papers to run against him.

2014 Election Candidates

The following filed paperwork through Wednesday, during a week-long candidate qualifying period for the 2014 election.

Attorney General

Sam Olens (i) R

Commissioner of Agriculture

Gary Black (i) R

Commissioner of Insurance

Liz Johnson D

Keith Heard D

Ralph Hudgens (i) R

Commissioner of Labor

Robin Shipp D

Mark Butler (i) R

Governor

Jason Carter D

Nathan Deal (i) R

David Pennington R

Lieutenant Governor

Connie Stokes D

Casey Cagle (i) R

Secretary of State

Brian Kemp (i) R

State Representative, District 81

Scott Holcomb (i) D

Jim Duffie R

State Representative, District 93

Dar’Shun Kendrick (i) D

State Representative, District 94

Karen Bennett (i) D

Bradley J. Young R

State Representative, District 95

Amreeta Regmi D

Tom Rice (i) R

State Representative, District 96

Pedro Marin (i) D

State Representative, District 97

Brooks Coleman (i) R

Dahlys Hamilton R

State Representative, District 98

David Hancock R

State Representative, District 99

Hugh Floyd (i) D

State Representative, District 100

Dewey McClain (i) D

State Representative, District 101

Valerie Clark (i) R

State Representative, District 102

Buzz Brockway (i) R

State Representative, District 103

Timothy Barr (i) R

State Representative, District 104

Chuck Efstration (i) R

State Representative, District 105

Joyce Chandler (i) R

Tim Hur D

State Representative, District 106

Brett Harrell (i) R

State Representative, District 107

David Casas (i) R

State Representative, District 108

B.J. Pak (i) R

State Representative, District 114

Tom Kirby (i) R

Keith Thomas D

State School Superintendent

Denise Freeman D

Allen Bowles Fort R

T Fitz Johnson R

Kira Willis R

Nancy Jester R

Sharyl Dawes R

Richard Woods R

Ashley Bell R

Mary Kay Bacallao R

State Senator, District 5

Curt Thompson (i) D

State Senator, District 9

Mike Beaudreau R

Don Balfour (i) R

P.K. Martin R

State Senator, District 40

Fran Millar (i) R

Benedict Truman D

Tamara Johnson D

State Senator, District 41

Steve Henson (i) D

State Senator, District 45

Renee Unterman (i) R

State Senator, District 48

David Shafer (i) R

State Senator, District 55

Gloria Butler (i) D

U.S. Representative, District 4

Hank Johnson (i) D

Tom Brown D

U.S. Representative, District 7

Rob Woodall (i) R

U.S. Representative, District 10

Kenneth Dious D

Donna Sheldon R

Gary Gerrard R

Jody Hice R

Mike Collins R

Mitchell Swan R

Stephen Simpson R

U.S. Senator

Branko Radulovacki D

Todd Anthony Robinson D

Jack Kingston R

Phil Gingrey R

Karen Handel R

Paul Broun R

Art Gardner R

David Perdue R

Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, District 2

Jay Trevari D

Lynnette Howard (i) R

Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, District 4

Alfie Meek R

John Heard (i) R

Gwinnett Board of Education, District 2

Ileana McCaigue R

Gwinnett Board of Education, District 4

Zachary Rushing D

Gwinnett Solicitor

Rosanna Szabo (i) R

Gwinnett State Court Judge

Pam South (i)

Joe Iannazzone (i)