Category Archives: voting

Rep. Pat Gardner’s Responses to APN HD57 Questionnaire (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — In our coverage of State House races this year, Atlanta Progressive News recently sent questionnaires to nine candidates in four different races. One of those races, House District 57, involves two Democratic incumbents, State Reps. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Rashad Taylor (D-Atlanta), who were paired to run against each other in the same district. Yesterday, APN […]

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Esteves, Patillo Responses to APN HD53 Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — In our coverage of State House races this year, Atlanta Progressive News recently sent questionnaires to nine candidates in four different races. One of those races, House District 53, involves two challengers, Jason Esteves and Robert Patillo, to an incumbent, State Rep. Sheila Jones (D-Atlanta). Esteves and Patillo have provided APN with their responses to the HD53 […]

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Overview of PSC, US House, and Statewide Judicial Races 2012

(APN) ATLANTA — Qualifying for the upcoming July 31, 2012, Primary and Nonpartisan Elections began on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, and ended on Friday, May 25. Among the races appearing on July 31 ballots will be statewide races for the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia, as well as […]

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Overview of State House and Senate Races 2012 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Qualifying for the upcoming July 31, 2012, Primary and Nonpartisan Elections began on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, and ended on Friday, May 25. Among the races appearing on July 31 ballots will be State House and Senate seats across the State of Georgia.  This article will review those races.  Stay tuned for an upcoming overview of additional […]

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Three APS Board Members Not Planning to Run Again (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated that two sources had said that a fourth member of the APS BOE, LaChandra Butler Burks, was not planning to run again as well.  Burks, who had not returned a voicemail left by APN in time for publication, phoned APN today, May 22, 2012, to say that she has not in fact […]

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Former State Rep. Mable Thomas Running for Ashe’s Former Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Former State Rep. “Able” Mable Thomas, who previously served in the State House of Representatives, will be running for the seat of former State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta), the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News. Due to redistricting, Thomas was recently redistricted into Ashe’s District, which is District 56.   “I decided to run based on my sense […]

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APN Chat with Michael Johnson, Congressional Candidate

(APN) ATLANTA — Former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson is challenging US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in the Democratic Primary this year for the fifth Congressional District of Georgia. In 2010, Lewis faced no opposition except Fenn Little, a Republican, in the General Election. In 2008, Lewis faced State Rep. “Able” Mable Thomas and activist Markel Hutchins in […]

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McKinney Campaign Announcement Expected Soon

(APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is expected to soon issue a formal announcement that she is running for her old seat in the Georgia’s fourth Congressional District, to challenge US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) in the General Election as a Green Party candidate, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Previously, on April 02, 2012, Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Ken Britt Running for former Rep. Ashe’s Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Ken Britt, a political operative and former Executive Director of the Alston & Bird law firm, is running for the State House District 56 seat, the seat currently held by State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta), who is retiring. Britt served in leadership roles on the campaigns of Alex Wan for City Council District 6 and Joan Garder […]

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Beth Beskin Not Running for Senate District 6

Several months ago, APN reported that Beth Beskin was running in the Republican Primary for State Senate District 6.  Today, however, Beskin told APN that she is not running for the seat anymore.  She said that she had been on a long list of candidates considered for a Fulton County Superior Court judgeship, but that she did not make the […]

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Cynthia McKinney Running For US House on Green Party Ticket

  (APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is planning to run for Georgia’s 4th US Congressional seat as a member of the Green Party, the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News. McKinney is planning to attempt to gather all of some 18,860 petition signatures, which are required under Georgia’s extremely restrictive ballot access laws for independent and minor […]

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Jeff Anderson Challenging US Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)

Jeff Anderson, who attempted to gain ballot access in 2010 as an independent candidate but failed in his effort to collect enough signatures, is challenging US Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) in the General Election.  He went on to serve as a ballot access advocate, working with such groups as Free and Equal Elections. The new 11th Congressional District seat contains […]

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Georgians Rally for “Quitman Ten Plus Two”

(APN) QUITMAN — On Saturday, February 25, 2012, over five hundred Georgia citizens marched in support of the Quitman Ten Plus Two.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the twelve have been accused of voter fraud in a local Board of Education election in Brooks County, Georgia, in 2010. Activists are calling the Quitman case a modern-day civil rights […]

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Atlanta Renews MOST; Obama, Gingrich Win Georgia (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta voters overwhelmingly supported the renewal of Atlanta’s eighth penny of sales tax, during today’s Primary Election vote. 85.4 percent of Atlanta voters in Fulton County supported the MOST, with 14.6 percent opposed.  [DeKalb’s Atlanta numbers were not immediately available.] Meanwhile, Georgians participating in the Democratic Primary selected President Barack Obama as their Presidential […]

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APN Endorsements: No on MOST, No on Primary Choices

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has made the following endorsements in today’s March 06, 2012, election: MUNICIPAL OPTION SALES TAX (MOST) – NO Sales tax is one of the most regressive types of taxes, meaning that it is disproportionately paid by working people.  To be sure, Atlanta is becoming more and more of a difficult […]

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