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The 2012 Elections Race To Watch: John Lewis Vs. Michael Johnson

Qualifying ended Friday at noon and election season is in full swing.

Wednesday was the first day candidates could qualify, or sign up to run for office in local, state and federal elections. Qualifying closed on Friday, May 25 at noon.

Among the races to watch Georgia's Fifth Congressional District. Incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the black civil rights icon who is running against Michael Johnson, the former Fulton County Superior Court judge, in the Democratic primary.

The winner will face Atlanta divorce attorney Howard Stopeck, the Republican candidate.

Here's who's running to represent the neighborhoods that comprise East Atlanta Patch:

GEORGIA STATE SENATE:

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

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
District 42: Jason Carter  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 573
Decatur, GA  30030
E-Mail: info@carterforstatesenate.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 36
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.carterforstatesenate.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
District 44: Gail Paulette Davenport  (Incumbent)
PO Box 1074
Jonesboro, GA  30237
E-Mail: gdavenport@gaildavenport.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 63
Occupation: Realtor
Website: www.gaildavenport.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

GEORGIA STATE HOUSE:

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
District 58: Earl Cooper
PO Box 54862
Atlanta, GA  30308
Party: Republican 
Age: 48
Occupation: Sales
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Simone Bell  (Incumbent)
795 Marcus St, Se
Atlanta, GA  30316-1227
E-Mail: simonebell@comcast.net
Party: Democratic 
Age: 42
Occupation: Consultant
Website: www.simonebell.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    District 59: Margaret D Kaiser  (Incumbent)
504 Hill Street SE
Atlanta, GA  30312
Party: Democratic 
Age: 45
Occupation: Self-Employed
Website: www.margaretkaiser.com
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
District 60: Gary Davis
960 Constitution Rd, Se
6106
Atlanta, GA  30315-6866
Party: Democratic 
Age: 36
Occupation: None
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
William Fisher
PO Box 87454
College Park, GA  30337
Party: Democratic 
Age: 45
Occupation: Investment Baker
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Antonio Lewis
30 Bromack Dr, Se
Atlanta, GA  30315-6500
Party: Democratic 
Age: 25
Occupation: Consultant
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Keisha Sean Waites  (Incumbent)
P.O. Box 3249
Atlanta, GA  30302
E-Mail: seanwaites@hotmail.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 39
Occupation: Emergency Manager
Website: www.keishawaites.com
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
Stone Mountain Circuit Robert James  (Incumbent)
P. O. Box 332
Decatur, GA  30033
E-Mail: robertjamesforda@gmail.com
Party: Democratic 
Age: 39
Occupation: District Attorney
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

U.S. CONGRESS:

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
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
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


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