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New Candidates Join 2012 Ballot

Though the campaign season already began, candidates will make it official starting Wednesday morning and ending Friday at noon.

Qualifying for local, state and national offices began Wednesday in Georgia and will continue until Friday, May 25 at noon. This is the time when candidates as judges and partisan politicians pay their fees and officially put their names on the 2012 ballot. 

All 14 of Georgia's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are on this year's ballot, as are all 236 seats in the state Legislature. Some judges and district attorneys are on the ballot, as well as Fulton County Tax Assessor, Sheriff and others.

U.S. Representative, District 5

 

Howard Stopeck
623 Orme Cir, Ne
Atlanta, GA  30306-3653
E-Mail: gowithsto@hotmail.com

Party: Republican 
Age: 73
Occupation: Attorney Retired
Website: www.gowithsto.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

 

 

John Lewis  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 2323
Atlanta, GA  30301
E-Mail: leslie@johnlewisforcongress.com

Party: Democratic 
Age: 72
Occupation: U.S. Representative
Website: http://johnlewisforcongress.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Michael Johnson
PO Box 7456
Atlanta, GA  30357
E-Mail: michael@michaeljohnsonforcongress.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 43
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Website: www.michaeljohnsonforcongress.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

State Legislature:

State Senator, District 36

Nan Orrock  (Incumbent)
1070 Delaware Ave SE
Atlanta, GA  30316
E-Mail: nan.orrock@earthlink.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 68
Occupation: Non-profit Executive
Website: www.nanorrock.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

State Senator, District 39

Vincent Fort  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 42894
Atlanta, GA  30311
E-Mail: senatorfort@gmail.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 56
Occupation: Teacher
Website: www.vincentfort.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 State Representative, District 56

  Kenneth Britt
145 15th St, Ne
1201
Atlanta, GA  30309-3560
E-Mail: kenbritt@kenbritt.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 63
Occupation: Retired, Executive Director Alston & Bird LLP
Website: www.kenbritt.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

"Able" Mable Thomas
765 Jones Ave, NW
Atlanta, GA  30314-3824
E-Mail: mthomas949@gmail.com

 

Party: Democratic 
Age: 54
Occupation: Program Developer
Website: www.ablemable.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 State Representative, District 57

 

Pat Gardner  (Incumbent)
668 E. Pelham Road
Atlanta, GA  30324
E-Mail:pat@patgardner.org

Party: Democratic 
Age: 72
Occupation: Executive Director and Teacher, Retired
Website: www.patgardner.org
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

*Independent candidates for the state Legislature qualify in June.

Supreme Court Justice, Statewide

  Carol W. Hunstein  (Incumbent)
No Address Available

E-Mail: clwhunstein@gmail.com
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 67
Occupation: Justice, Supreme Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  Harold D. Melton  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 45
Occupation: Justice, Supreme Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  Hugh P. Thompson  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 68
Occupation: Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Appeals Court Judge, Statewide

  Keith R. Blackwell  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 36
Occupation: Judge of the Court of Appeals
Website: www.judgeblackwell.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Stephen Dillard  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 42
Occupation: Judge
Website: judgedillard.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
John Ellington  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 636
Soperton, GA  30457
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 51
Occupation: Judge, Court of Appeals
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
M. Yvette Miller  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 56
Occupation: Judge, Court of Appeals
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Herbert Phipps  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 70
Occupation: Judge, Court of Appeals
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Michael P. Boggs  (Incumbent)
No Address Available

E-Mail: mike@judgeboggs.com
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 49
Occupation: Judge, Court of Appeals
Website: www.judgeboggs.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Superior Court, Atlanta Circuit:

Superior Court Judge

 

T. Jackson Bedford, Jr.  (Incumbent) 
2625 Piedmont Road Suite 56-412 
Atlanta, GA  30324

Party: Non-Partisan  
Age: 68 
Occupation: Judge Superior Court 
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kimberly Esmond Adams  (Incumbent)
Post Office Box 3267
Atlanta, GA  30302
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 45
Occupation: Judge, Superior Courts of Georgia
Website: ww.electjudge.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Alford J. Dempsey, Jr.  (Incumbent)
Fulton County Superior Court
185 Central Ave. Suite T 5855
Atlanta, GA  30303
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 65
Occupation: Judge, Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Doris L. "Dee" Downs  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 57
Occupation: Judge of Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ural Glanville  (Incumbent)
440 Hope Court SW
Atlanta, GA  30311
E-Mail: uglanville@yahoo.com
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 49
Occupation: Judge
Website: www.judgeural.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
John J. Goger  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 65
Occupation: Judge, Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Todd Markle  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 47
Occupation: Judge of the Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Shawn LaGrua  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 50
Occupation: Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Henry M. Newkirk  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 59
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Constance C. Russell  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 54
Occupation: Judge
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wendy L. Shoob  (Incumbent)
185 Central Avenue, SW
Suite 7905
Atlanta, GA  30303
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 58
Occupation: Judge, Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
David L. Cavender  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 64
Occupation: Superior Court Judge
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Charles Paul Rose, Jr.  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 57
Occupation: Judge, Superior Court
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

District Attorney, Atlanta Circuit

Paul Howard  (Incumbent)
1280 Regency Center Drive
Atlanta, GA  30331
E-Mail: paul.howard@fultoncounty.ga.gov
Party: Democratic 
Age: 60
Occupation: Attorney
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fulton County offices

State Court Judge

Myra Dixon, incumbent, not yet opposed

Wesley Tailor, incumbent, not yet opposed

Melynee Leftridge, not yet opposed

Diane Bessen, incumbent, not yet opposed

John Mather, incumbent, not yet opposed

Patsy Porter, incumbent, not yet opposed

Susan Edlein, incumbent, not yet opposed

Probate Court Judge

Pinkie Toomer, incumbent, not yet opposed

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