Every two years, all 180 members of the Georgia House and 56 members of the Georgia Senate must stand for re-election. This year, nine of the ten seats in the Henry County local legislative delegation have a contested election.
Henry County is represented in the Georgia General Assembly by two state senators and eight state representatives. Qualified candidates for all ten elections have been included below.
The only seat in which the incumbent has not qualified is house district 110. Representative Andy Welch is exiting the assembly after ten years in the state house.
The primary is on May 19. If a candidate fails to receive a majority in their particular primary, the top two vote getters in that election will proceed to a late summer primary runoff. The general election is in November.
|Seat||Incumbent||Contested in 2018?||Contested in 2020?|
|Senate 10||Emmanuel Jones||No||Yes|
|Senate 17||Brian Strickland||Yes||Yes|
|House 73||Karen Mathiak||No||Yes|
|House 76||Sandra Scott||No||No|
|House 78||Demetrius Douglas||No||Yes|
|House 90||Pam Stephenson||Yes||Yes|
|House 109||Dale Rutledge||Yes||Yes|
|House 110||Andrew Welch||No||Yes|
|House 111||El-Mahdi Holly||Yes||Yes|
|House 130||David Knight||Yes||Yes|
Several seats will be effectively decided after the primaries (barring a successful independent or write-in campaign) with candidates qualifying from only the Democratic Party. These elections include senate district 10, where Senator Jones has drawn a primary challenger for the first time since 2006, and house districts 78, 90, and 111.
On the flip side, other elections have only one qualified candidate in each party effectively sending those contests directly to November for voters to decide. This includes senate district 17—arguably the biggest legislative contest in Henry County between Brian Strickland and Kelly Rose—and house districts 73, 109, 110, and 130.
Finally, representative Sandra Scott is unopposed in house district 76. Scott was first elected to the general assembly in 2010.
- Emmanuel Jones (D)*
- Maurice Raeford (D)
- Kelly Rose (D)
- Brian Strickland (R)*
- William Harris (D)
- Karen Mathiak (R)*
- Sandra Givens Scott (D)*
- Demetrius Douglas (D)*
- Attania Jean-Funny (D)
- Ron Walker (D)
- Greg Shealey (D)
- Pam Stephenson (D)*
- Stan Watson (D)
- Regina Lewis-Ward (D)
- Dale Rutledge (R)*
- Ebony Carter (D)
- Clint Crowe (R)
- Tarji Leonard Dunn (D)
- El-Mahdi Holly (D)*
- Sheila Henley (D)
- David Knight (R)*
An asterisk* denotes the incumbent. Qualified candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.