Election 2022: Complete guide to Georgia’s lieutenant governor race

Democratic candidates for Georgia lieutenant governor take part in the Atlanta Press Club debate on May 3, 2022.

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Democratic candidates for Georgia lieutenant governor take part in the Atlanta Press Club debate on May 3, 2022.

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The race for lieutenant governor is wide open.

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced last year that he wouldn’t run for a second term after criticizing Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Burt Jones will represent the Republicans after narrowly crossing the 50% threshold in the primary.

Democrat Charlie Bailey won a runoff against Kwanza Hall and will face Jones in November.

Ryan Graham will represent the Libertarian Party in November.

In addition to presiding over the Senate, the lieutenant governor can take a leadership role in shaping the state’s policy by appointing members to committees and calling legislation to the floor.

Jones, a state senator from Jackson who has supported Trump’s conspiracy theories that his 2020 election was stolen, has been endorsed by the former president.

Hall has served on the Atlanta City Council and Atlanta school board. Bailey was the the 2018 Democratic candidate for attorney general.

Learn more about the candidates

REPUBLICANS

Burt Jones

DEMOCRATS

Charlie Bailey

LIBERTARIAN

Ryan Graham

Debate coverage

These candidates, divided by party, participated in the Atlanta Press Club’s debates on May 3. Democratic candidates were invited to participate in a runoff election debate on June 6. Hall declined to participate in either debate. Read our story about debates or watch them on the APC’s Youtube channel: Democrats and Republicans.

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