John Barge, former state schools chief
Details: Barge served as the elected Georgia school superintendent from 2011-2014. He opposed the No Child Left Behind policy and pushed for Georgia to apply for a waiver from the program. He succeeded and later said that he wants to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education.
Barge, who lives in Floyd County, ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2014, losing in the primary to incumbent Nathan Deal.
7th District congressional candidate Ben Bullock.
Ben Bullock, Air Force veteran
Details: Bullock initially entered the race for Georgia's 7th Congressional district in 2019 but struggled to gain traction in the competitive suburban district. In January, he switched his candidacy to the 14th district contest.
Although he lives in Gwinnett County, his family has roots in Paulding County where his campaign is based. Bullock founded a real estate investment firm and retired from the Air Force with the rank of major.
State Rep. Kevin Cooke
Details: Cooke has represented Carrollton in the Georgia House since 2012. He supported Georgia's controversial abortion bill, HB 481, and said he considers Second Amendment rights to be a priority issue. Cooke also serves as the associate athletic director at Shorter University in Rome.
John Cowan, neurosurgeon
Details: Cowan is a neurosurgeon in Rome, Georgia. He also owns a toy company called Cortex Toys. Cowan has not had any previous public office experience, but cites his experiences as doctor and small business owner as his inspiration to run. He has been criticized for his toy company's business relationship with China.
6th District GOP candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, construction executive
Details: Like her rival Bullock, Greene originally announced her candidacy for a different contest: Georgia's 6th Congressional District. She dropped out of the race in mid-December and became the first candidate to enter the 14th District. Greene moved to Rome with her family shortly after announcing her bid for the seat. She has been endorsed by U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan.
Former State Rep. Bill Hembree
Details: Hembree represented Winston in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1992 to 2011. He served as Chairman of the House Industrial Relations Committee, Higher Education Committee, and Rules Committee during his time as a state legislator. Hembree unsuccessfully ran for Speaker of the House in 2008, and now oversees a small insurance agency.
Also running: Lawyer Clayton Fuller, Business Owner Andy Gunther, Business Owner Matt Laughridge,