The Republican and Democratic primaries are set for May 22.
Georgia voters must select either a Republican, Democratic or nonpartisan ballot. Nonpartisan races are also included on the party ballots.
Catch up on primary 2018 coverage at gainesvilletimes.com/primary2018.
The local races
Hall County Board of Commissioners
Both seats up for grabs on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this year are contested. Commissioners are selected by only those within their district.
District 1, South Hall
Kathy Cooper, Republican incumbent
George Thorndyke, Republican
District 3, North, East and Central Hall
Scott Gibbs, Republican incumbent
Shelly Echols, Republican
Hall County Board of Education
The Hall County Board of Education has two open seats and both are contested, but only the Post 2 seat has a primary race. Candidates are elected countywide.
Board of Education, Post 2
Mark Pettitt, Republican
Gina London Pilcher, Republican
Only one seat in the Georgia General Assembly has a primary race this year, and it’s between two Democrats. The winner will face incumbent Emory Dunahoo in the election.
Georgia House District 30
Alana Watkins, Democrat
Patrick Anderson, Democrat
At the federal level, there’s a primary race among two Democrats for a seat in Congress. The winner will face incumbent Rep. Doug Collins.
Georgia 9th District U.S. House
Josh McCall, Democrat
Dave Cooper, Democrat
The big state races
The Times has published numerous stories on the candidates below as they have visited our area of the state. Find those at gainesvilletimes.com/primary2018.
Sarah Riggs Amico
Triana Arnold James