Screenshot of Republican candidates for Georgia's 7th Congressional District participating in a debate hosted by The Atlanta Press Club on May 3, 2020.

Election 2020: Complete guide to Georgia’s 7th Congressional District race

Many Georgia voters are still looking for answers about which candidates deserve their vote.

People living in Forsyth and Gwinnett counties know that a battleground congressional race, Georgia’s 7th District, is on the ballot. After incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall decided not to seek another term, seven Republicans and six Democrats entered the race.

On the GOP side, the front-runners are state Sen. Renee Unterman and emergency room physician Rich McCormick. Carolyn Bourdeaux, who fell just short of beating Woodall in 2018, is running again, but other Democrats who joined the race include state Sen. Zahra Karinshak and state Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero.

Below, we have provided you with a rundown of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s coverage of these candidates, including links to our own articles, videos of them in debate and their campaign websites.

Voters looking for information on how to submit their ballots should check out the AJC’s “how to vote” guide. Those who want to download sample ballots and confirm which races they will be casting votes for should visit Georgia’s My Voter Page.

7th District Republican candidates

Lisa Noel Babbage, educator and author (website)

Mark Gonsalves, real estate investor (website)

Lynne Homrich, former Home Depot executive (website)

Zachary Kennemore, hotel auditor (Facebook)

Emergency room doctor Rich McCormick (website)

State Sen. Renee Unterman (website)

Eugene Yu, veteran and former sheriff’s deputy (website)

7th District Democratic candidates

Carolyn Bourdeaux, professor (website)

Former Fulton County Commission chair John Eaves (website)

Nabilah Islam, political activist (website)

State Sen. Zahra Karinshak (website)

State Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero (website)

Rashid Malik, entrepreneur (website)

Candidate Q&A

The AJC posed a series of policy questions to each of these candidates. The Republicans’ responses are compiled here, and read how the Democrats  responded here.

Debate coverage

These candidates, divided by party, participated in the Atlanta Press Club’s debates on May 3. Read our article about the debates, or watch them on the APC’s Youtube: Republicans here and Democrats here

An organization called Candidate Video Debate also boiled down each candidates’ responses into a short videos that you can watch: Republicans here and Democrats here.

Fundraising

Read the AJC’s coverage of the most recent campaign finance reports and an earlier article about the first-quarter numbers.

Additional AJC articles

Who’s running in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District

Democrats line up to flip Georgia’s 7th Congressional District

Republicans aim to hang onto Georgia’s 7th Congressional District seat

Barnes backs a new House candidate, flipping endorsement

Unterman announces bid for 7th District amid ‘heartbeat’ law debate

Pandemic brings attention to Georgia hopefuls with medical backgrounds

MORE: Voter guide for June 9 primary and general election

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