Ware County races

Primary voting July 31; General Election November 6

Published On: Jul 05 2012 11:06:56 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2012 09:52:02 PM EDT

Voters in Ware County will be asked to choose who will represent them Georgia's First Congressional District, Georgia Senate District 7; Georgia House District 174 and District 180 along with numerous county and local races and ballot issues listed on this page.

If there is more than one candidate of each party running for an office, the race will appear on the July 31 primary ballot. The party nominee will then appear on the November ballot if there is an opponent from another party. (Many offices only have Republican candidates and the race will be settled after the primary.)

Candidates not opposed will appear on the ballot, but are not listed in this voter's guide. Judicial races, ballot questions and other non-partisan contests listed below appear on the primary ballot.

Candidates who have responded to WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire will have a profile link by their name.

Ware County Tax Commissioner

Steve A. Barnard (incumbent)    Republican    No website found
Roger CollinsRepublican    Facebook.com/RogerCollinsForWareCountyTaxCommisioner    
Mark R. Osburn Sr.RepublicanNo website found

Ware County Probate Judge

Non-partisan

Calvin A. Bennett (incumbent)    Profile    Facebook.com/JudgeCalvinBennett    
Richard T. HendersonNo website found

Ware County Coroner

Atha M. Lucas (incumbent)     Democrat    Profile    No website found
Bradley Everett BravermanDemocratNo website found    
Arney L. Harrin Jr.Republican        No website found

Ware County Board of Education, District 2

Non-partisan

Oneida Oliver-Sanders (incumbent)        No website found    
J. Terry HansfordNo website found

Ware County Board of Education, District 3

Non-partisan

Gregory T. Martin    Profile   None  
Jennifer Ann Stewart    ProfileFacebook.com/#!/JenniferAStewartforBOE
Edward L. TyreProfile    None

Ware County State Court Judge

Non-partisan

Douglas L. Gibson (incumbent)    Profile    JudgeGibson.com
Vernon L. Chambliss    Facebook.com/pages/Vernon-Chambless-For-Ware-State-Court-Judge

Referendum: Southern Georgia District T-SPLOST

Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs, improve roads and safety within citizen oversight.

Shall Ware County's transportation system and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of 10 years?

Democratic Party Ballot Questions

1.Should the Georgia Constitution be amended to allow the state to override locally-elected school boards' decisions when it comes to the creation of charter schools in your county or city?
2.Do you supporting ending current practice permitting unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators?
3.Should Georgia adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?
4.Should Georgia reduce sales taxes on Made in Georgia products so as to support growth of small businesses in our state?

Republican Party Ballot Questions

1.Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?
2.Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?
3.Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons license?
4.Should Citizens who wish to vote in a primary election be required to register by their political party affiliation at least 30 days prior to such primary election?