Election for Senator Kelly Loeffler’s seat
will be held in a Special Election on Nov. 3
The reason why the seat in the U.S. Senate that is currently held by Senator Kelly Loeffler is not on the General Primary Ballot is because this will be a special election to be held on Nov. 3.
Following the resignation of Johnny Isakson on Dec. 31, 2019, Governor Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to serve as the replacement for Isakson, effective Jan. 6, 2020 and until the special election.
According to Georgia law, the special general election will be held on Nov. 3, 2020, and will take place on the same day as the regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election for the seat currently held by David Perdue.
There is no primary election. Instead in this special election, all candidates, regardless of party, will be placed on the same ballot. There will be party labels printed on the ballot, but if no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a run-off election that will be held on Jan. 5, 2021.
Republican Party Candidates who have declared to run for the seat:
- Doug Collins, incumbent U.S. Representative, 9th Congressional District
- Derrick Grayson, minister and U.S. Navy veteran
- Annette Davis Jackson, businesswoman
- Wayne Johnson, former CEO of the office of Federal Student Aid
- Kelly Loeffler, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Kandiss Taylor, student services coordinator at Appling County Board of Education
Democratic Party Candidates who have declared to run for the seat:
- Deborah Jackson, former mayor of Lithonia
- Jamesia James, businesswoman and U.S. Air Force veteran
- Tamara Johnson-Shealey, businesswoman
- Matt Lieberman, businessman and son of Joe Lieberman, for U.S. Senator from Connecticut
- Joy Felicia Slade, physician
- Ed Tarver, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and former state senator
- Raphael Warnock, reverend and pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church
- Richard Dien Winfield, professor and candidate for Georgia’s 10th Congressional district in 2018