Georgia statewide elections, 2006

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The Georgia statewide elections were held on November 7, 2006. The primary election was held on July 18. Contests in which no single candidate received a majority of the vote were decided in a runoff election on August 8.

Prior to the election, Democrats held five of the eight statewide offices, although the Governor and a majority of each house of the Georgia General Assembly were Republicans.

Governor[edit]

In the Republican primary, incumbent Sonny Perdue defeated challenger Ray McBerry by a margin of 88 percent to 12 percent. In the Democratic primary, Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor defeated state Secretary of State Cathy Cox, Bill Bolton, and Mac McCarley with 51.7 percent of the vote to Cox's 44 percent, Bolton's 2 percent, and McCarley 2 percent. Libertarian Garrett Michael Hayes faced Perdue Mark Taylor in the general election. Independent John Dashler withdrew from the race, unable to collect the 40,000 signatures required for ballot access.

Perdue was re-elected to a second term, winning 57.9 percent of the vote.

Lieutenant governor[edit]

General election results[edit]

Lieutenant Governor results by county.
2006 Lieutenant Governor election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Casey Cagle 1,134,517 54.1
Democratic Jim Martin 887,506 42.3
Libertarian Allen Buckley 75,673 3.6

Primary Results[edit]

Democrats

Georgia Democratic July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jim Martin 184,635 41.2
Greg Hecht 163,004 36.4
Steen Miles 64,714 14.4
Griffin Lotson 22,378 5.0
Rufus Terrill 13,375 3.0


Georgia Democratic August Runoff, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jim Martin 141,927 62.4
Greg Hecht 85,399 37.6

Republicans

Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Casey Cagle 227,968 56
Ralph Reed 178,790 44

Libertarian

  • Allen Buckley

Secretary of State[edit]

General Election Results[edit]

2006 Secretary of State election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Karen Handel 1,116,216 54.1
Democratic Gail Buckner 862,412 41.8
Libertarian Kevin Madsen 84,670 4.1

Primary Results[edit]

Democrats


Georgia Democratic July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gail Buckner 107,554 25.4
Darryl Hicks 92,742 21.9
Angela Moore 74,218 17.5
Shyam Reddy 69,802 16.5
Scott Holcomb 48,738 11.5
Walter Ray 29,992 7.1


Georgia Democratic August Runoff, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gail Buckner 119,238 55.1
Darryl Hicks 97,061 44.9

Republicans


Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Karen Handel 160,542 43.6
Bill Stephens 120,173 32.6
Charlie Bailey 50,792 13.8
Eric Martin 36,932 10


Georgia Republican August Runoff, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Karen Handel 96,931 56.6
Bill Stephens 74,198 43.4

Libertarian

  • Kevin Madsen

Attorney general[edit]

General Election Results[edit]

2006 Attorney General election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thurbert Baker (incumbent) 1,185,366 57.2
Republican Perry McGuire 888,288 42.8

State School Superintendent[edit]

General election results[edit]

2006 State School Superintendent election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kathy Cox 1,257,236 59.9
Democratic Denise Majette 734,702 42.3
Libertarian David Chastain 106,215 5.1

Primary election results[edit]

Democrats

Georgia Democratic July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Denise Majette 288,564 67.1
Carlotta Harrell 141,630 32.9

Republicans

Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Kathy Cox 259,711 64.7
Danny Carter 141,582 35.3

Libertarian

  • David Chastain

Commissioner of Insurance[edit]

General Election Results[edit]

2006 Commissioner of Insurance election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Oxendine (incumbent) 1,357,770 65.6
Democratic Guy Drexinger 713,324 34.4

Commissioner of Agriculture[edit]

General Election Results[edit]

Commissioner of Agriculture results by county.
2006 Commissioner of Agriculture election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tommy Irvin (incumbent) 1,168,371 56.0
Republican Gary Black 846,395 40.6
Libertarian Jack Cashin 70,015 3.4

Primary Results[edit]

Democrats

Republicans


Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gary Black 153,568 42.3
Brian Kemp 97,113 26.8
Bob Greer 57,813 15.9
Deanna Strickland 54,318 15.0


Georgia Republican August Runoff, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gary Black 101,274 60.0
Brian Kemp 67,509 40.0

Libertarian

  • Jack Cashin

Commissioner of Labor[edit]

General election results[edit]

2006 Commissioner of Labor election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Thurmond (incumbent) 1,127,182 54.8
Republican Brent Brown 929,812 45.2

Primary election results[edit]

Democrats

Republicans

Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Brent Brown 225,286 70.3
Chuck Scheid 94,998 29.7

Public Service Commissioner District 3[edit]

This is a statewide race.

General Election Results[edit]

2006 Public Service Commissioner District 3 election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David L. Burgess 994,619 48.8
Republican Chuck Eaton 941,748 46.3
Libertarian Paul MacGregor 99,747 4.9
2006 Public Service Commissioner District 3 runoff election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chuck Eaton 112,232 52.2
Democratic David L. Burgess 102,860 47.8

Primary election results[edit]

Republicans

Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Chuck Eaton 182,469 58.6
Mark Parkman 128,669 41.4

Democrats

  • David Burgess

Libertarians

  • Paul MacGregor

Public Service Commissioner District 5[edit]

This is a statewide race.

General Election Results[edit]

2006 Public Service Commissioner District 5 election, Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Stan Wise 1,122,173 55.0
Democratic Dawn Randolph 823,681 40.4
Libertarian Kevin Cherry 95,247 4.7

Primary Results[edit]

Republicans

Georgia Republican July Primary, 2006
Candidate Votes % ±%
Stan Wise 233,617 68.8
Newt Nickell 105,929 31.2

Democrats

  • Dawn Randolph

Libertarians

  • Kevin Cherry

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