Updated: 8 Run in Georgia’s 32nd Senate District
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Updated: 8 Run in Georgia’s 32nd Senate District

The ballot of three Democrats and five Republicans on April 18 will include three doctors and two lawyers.

Friday, Feb. 24, is the final day for candidates to qualify for the special election for Georgia Senate District 32, the seat Judson Hill resigned to run for Congress.

The elections for the 6th Congressional District, open after Tom Price resigned to become U.S. health and human services secretary, and the state Senate seat will be April 18. In each election, all candidates, regardless of party, will appear on the same ballot, and if no one wins a majority, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff June 20.

The 32nd District consists mostly of East Cobb with a slice of western Sandy Springs and has a significant Jewish population. Hill, a Republican, was Israel’s most active advocate in the General Assembly, including pushing through anti-BDS legislation last year, and was honored by the Israeli Consulate General a decade ago.

In the first two days of qualifying for the Senate seat, four Republicans and one Democrat have paid $400 each to be on the ballot:

Beck, Howard and Triebsch qualified Friday before the 1 p.m. deadline. Wiskind and Campbell joined the race Thursday. Daniels, Kirkpatrick and Makris filed Wednesday, the day qualifying began.

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