Be Truthful. Democratic primary candidates No Democratic candidate has filed to run in this election. Other people qualifying as candidates in the 5th Congressional District included Sandra “Candy” Christophe, a Democrat from Alexandria; Allen Guillory Sr., a Republican from Opelousas; Matt Hasty, a Republican from Pineville; Jesse Lagarde, a Democrat from Amite; and Phillip Snowden, a Democrat from Monroe. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Georgia's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of … On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribepurchase a subscription to continue reading. Don't Threaten. news@ouachitacitizen.com, By Sam Hanna Jr. “We live in the greatest Nation on Earth and should always invest in the hard-working people of our communities,” said Lemelle. Read more, Don’t ask Andy Robinson about moral victories. Stanton-King was uncontested in the Republican primary for the district. The special election would have to be held at least 30 days after his announcement. Thank you for reading! In June, Lewis, who ran unopposed for his 17th term in 2018, But his death leaves the Georgia Democratic Party with the task of naming a nominee. Grambling State University Executive Vice President Martin Lemelle Jr., a Democrat, also qualified as a candidate. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Threats of harming another Interested candidates to be the Democratic nominee will have until Sunday night to apply. CNN has reached out to Kemp's office for comment. “I’ve qualified every day for the last 10 years.”. We hope that you enjoy our free content. John Bel Edwards last week said Louisiana would remain in Phase 3 of the Whit… Read more, The back-and-forth dramatic battles between Sterlington and Richwood in 2017 felt like it tr… Read more, A local judge altered a court ruling in 2015 after the Fourth Judicial District Court’s admi… Read more, Judge Sharon Ingram Marchman has served with distinction on the Fourth Judicial District Cou… Read more, Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis says he will not pursue plans to build a new $100-million arena to… Read more, Early voting for the Nov. 3 presidential general election and congressional primary election… Read more, The city of West Monroe is pursuing grant funding to rehabilitate two streets near Ike Hamil… Read more, The North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) recently announced the addition of six new i… Read more. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Note: The following list of potential and declared candidates is unofficial. Fuchs said she would recommend that Kemp's office set the special election for the same day as the November general election -- November 3 -- when 5th District voters would also vote on someone to hold the seat for the next two-year term. You have permission to edit this article. Share with Us. The Democratic Party of Georgia takes our legal responsibility of naming a nominee to this seat seriously, and we are making every effort to honor Congressman Lewis' legacy and the people of the Fifth District throughout this process, while working within the applicable legal framework," said Sachin Varghese, an attorney for the party, in a Saturday night news release. Here in Georgia's 5th Congressional District, we're still mourning the loss of the civil rights icon John Lewis, who represented us in the U.S. Congress from 1987 until his death this year on July 17. All three are Republicans. Be Proactive. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular videos. "I don't think it's wise to try to squeeze another election in between the primary runoff (on August 11). Of the nine candidates, three have raised more than $100,000 for their campaigns since earlier this year, including Abraham’s chief of staff, Luke Letlow, of Start; state Rep. Lance Harris, of Alexandria; and Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson, of West Monroe. racist or sexually-oriented language. “We need someone with a business background and real-life experience that will do what they say and are not afraid to take a stand,” Harris said. person will not be tolerated. Please contact usif you notice a candidate who declared for this office missing from the list or a candidate who withdrew still listed. Abraham, R-Alto, pledged in 2014 to serve for only three two-year terms in the Congress when he first campaigned. “Police are being defunded, ideas are being silenced, and history is being erased while too many of our leaders are afraid to say something because it may offend someone. https://ballotpedia.org/Georgia's_5th_Congressional_District ATLANTA — Today's special election for the 5th Congressional District seat to fill the remainder of the late John Lewis' term in Congress will include seven candidates who qualified in July. Lewis, a civil rights icon born in Troy, Alabama, had served as the US representative for Georgia's 5th District for more than three decades and was viewed "as the conscience of Congress," his family wrote in a statement announcing his death. Not after St. Frederick lost to Oak Grove in … Read more, Marcell Henderson and Boris Richard combined for five rushing touchdowns, as Ouachita’s grou… Read more, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Serv… Read more, Jerry Arledge called West Monroe’s 24-7 victory against Neville Friday night one of the best… Read more, It is unfortunate that we must announce that The Chennault Gala is being rescheduled. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. After qualifying, Harris referred to his decision to enter politics after he was 50 in opposition to policies then enacted under President Obama. As the remembrances poured in Saturday for John Lewis, the 5th Congressional District in Georgia he served for decades is left without a representative in Congress. It will be updated after the candidate filing deadline has passed and the official list of candidates becomes available. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Brian Kemp, a Republican, to issue an order for a special election to fill the seat for the remainder of Lewis' term. High 82F. Low 66F. All party candidates would compete on the same ballot in the special general election, and if no one receives more than 50% of the vote, the top-two finishers would advance to a January runoff. There are no words to adequately express the sadness that countless Americans are feeling upon learning this news," the governor, Last year, Kemp, was tasked with filling a vacancy in the US Senate after GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson announced his retirement due to health concerns. Keep it Clean. General election candidates General election candidates will be added here following the primary. As of earlier this week, Letlow had raised some $573,000; Harris showed receipts for some $120,000; and Robinson had received some $140,000, according to Federal Election Commission records. “I’m a public servant, not a politician,” he added. No problem. that is degrading to another person. Thank you for reading! The Democratic Party of Georgia confirmed Saturday that its executive committee will meet on Monday at noon to consider a nominee. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Be Nice. Welcome! The governor, Civil rights hero John Lewis has died at age 80, Obama takes jab at Trump during Lewis eulogy, Bill Clinton recounts meeting John Lewis for the first time, How John Lewis and a 12-year-old became friends, Lawmakers honor John Lewis as his body lies in state, John Lewis' body honored at US Capitol in Washington DC, Watch Rep. John Lewis cross Edmund Pettus Bridge for the last time, See when Barack Obama gave John Lewis Medal of Freedom, Presidential historian talks about legacy John Lewis is leaving behind, Why John Lewis spent his 21st birthday in jail, John Lewis returns to Selma on 55th anniversary of march, John Lewis: It was very moving to be back on the bridge, Lewis to young leaders: 'You cannot give in' (2018), Rep. John Lewis: 'Get in good trouble' (2014), Rep. John Lewis on crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge (2018), This is the best way to honor John Lewis' legacy. ", "Our nation will never be the same without him. “In Congress, I will fight to ensure Louisiana moves forward.”. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. He, On Friday, Kemp paid tribute to Lewis, saying the Georgian "changed our world in profound and immeasurable ways. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.. Areas of patchy fog early. State Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell's campaign for re-election to a fourth ter… Read more, A 27-year law enforcement veteran with ties to the area has been appointed the city of Monro… Read more, Minutes after West Ouachita defeated Northwood (Lena) 48-0, the dread set in for West Ouachi… Read more, No Hunter Herring. “While my opponents are out rubbing elbows with politicians in Washington D.C. and Baton Rouge, I was qualified with every phone call I took from you with issues both big and small,” Robinson said. We'd love to hear eyewitness Repu… A few clouds. In February, she received, Stanton-King's bid, though, is considered a longshot. The 5th District includes 24 parishes throughout northeast, central and eastern Louisiana including portions of the Florida Parishes. Let me assure you, I am not afraid.”. (CNN)As the remembrances poured in Saturday for John Lewis, the 5th Congressional District in Georgia he served for decades is left without a representative in Congress. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Winds light and variable. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, Updated 0146 GMT (0946 HKT) July 19, 2020. 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Ralph Abraham’s decision not to seek It's fitting we need not one, but two elections to replace him. “I believe the journey I’ve taken has made me uniquely qualified to serve the great people across this district.”. The party will have to inform the Georgia secretary of state's office whether they intend to appoint a replacement by Monday, and then inform the office who their replacement nominee is shortly thereafter, Fuchs told CNN in a statement. It's up to Georgia Gov. • Robert Michael Franklin Jr., former President of Morehouse College (2007–2012) and professor at Emory University or anything. Use the 'Report' link on will remain in Phase 3 until Nov. 6, Sterlington takes advantage of Richwood mistakes in blowout win, West Monroe pursues grants for roads, lift station. Under Georgia law, the state executive committee of the Democratic Party can appoint a replacement nominee, according to Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs. accounts, the history behind an article. A nominating committee made up of 5th Congressional District and state Democratic leaders, including Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and former Georgia state House. Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. Vote In 2020 - Georgia 5th Congressional District - September 29th Seven candidates are running in an all-party special general election on September 29, 2020 to fill the seat in Georgia's 5th Congressional District left vacant after the death of Rep. John Lewis (D). “Although I’ve served much of my adult life in public service, qualifying as a candidate for public office marks a new milestone,” Letlow said.