14 qualify to run for governor

A total of 14 candidates – seven Republicans and seven Democrats – qualified last week to run for governor. The two primaries will take place July 20.

The following list includes information from the Secretary of State’s office.


Jeff Chapman of Brunswick
Age: 50
Occupation: Businessman
Website: www.jeffchapmanforgovernor.com

Nathan Deal of Gainesville
Age: 67
Occupation: Former Congressman
Website: www.dealforgovernor.com

Karen Handel of Alpharetta
Age: 48
Occupation: Former Secretary of State
Website: www.karenhandel.com

Eric Johnson of Atlanta
Age: 56
Occupation: Architect
Website: www.johnsonforgeorgians.com

Ray McBerry of McDonough
Age: 42
Occupation: Radio and Television
Website: www.GeorgiaFirst.org

John Oxendine of Norcross
Age: 48
Occupation: Commissioner of Insurance
Website: www.johnoxendine.com

Otis Putnam of Brunswick
Age: 35
Occupation: Wal-Mart


Thurbert Baker of Atlanta
Age: 57
Occupation: Attorney General
Website: www.thurbertbaker.com

Roy Barnes of Marietta
Age: 62
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.roy2010.com

Bill Bolton of Marietta
Age: 62
Occupation: Management Technical Consultant
Website: www.billbotongovernor.org

Carl Camon of Ray City
Age: 41
Occupation: Educator
Website: www.camonforgovernor.com

Randal Mangham of Decatur
Age: 54
Occupation: Attorney/ Clergy/ Entrepreneur
Website: www.randalmangham.com

DuBose Porter of Dublin
Age: 56
Occupation: Attorney/CEO Newspaper Publishing
Website: www.porterforgeorgia.com

David Poythress of Atlanta
Age: 66
Occupation: Attorney
Website: www.poythressforgovernor.com

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