2022 Georgia State Senate election

Elections to the Georgia State Senate were held on November 8, 2022, alongside the other 2022 United States elections. All 56 seats were up for election.[1]

2022 Georgia State Senate election

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All 56 seats in the Georgia State Senate
29[a] seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Mike Dugan
(stepped down)
Gloria Butler
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat 30th 55th
Last election 34 22
Seats after 33 23
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 1,985,311 1,607,215
Percentage 55.26% 44.74%
Swing Increase 0.68% Decrease 0.68%

Results:
     Republican gain      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Democratic hold
Vote share:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Majority leader before election

Mike Dugan
Republican

Elected Majority leader

Steve Gooch
Republican

Democrats gained one seat, decreasing the Republican majority to 33 out of 56 seats.[2]

Retirements

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Democrats

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  1. District 2: Lester Jackson retired to run for Commissioner of Labor.
  2. District 6: Jen Jordan retired to run for Attorney General.
  3. District 48: Michelle Au retired to run for state representative from District 50.

Republicans

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  1. District 3: Sheila McNeill retired.
  2. District 7: Tyler Harper retired to run for Commissioner of Agriculture.
  3. District 14: Bruce Thompson retired to run for Commissioner of Labor.
  4. District 25: Burt Jones retired to run for Lieutenant Governor.
  5. District 37: Lindsey Tippins retired.
  6. District 49: Butch Miller retired to run for Lieutenant Governor.
  7. District 53: Jeff Mullis retired.

Predictions

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Source Ranking As of
Sabato's Crystal Ball[3] Likely R May 19, 2022

Closest races

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Seats where the margin of victory was under 10%:

  1. State Senate district 7, 5.68% (gain)
  2. State Senate district 14, 9.38% (gain)

Results

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Results[4]
District Result Republican Democratic Total votes
Candidate Votes Share Candidate Votes Share
1 Rep. hold Ben Watson (inc.) 43,080 61.38% James “Jay” Jones 27,106 38.62% 70,186
2 Dem. hold Clinton Young 16,203 28.05% Derek Mallow 41,553 71.95% 57,556
3 Rep. hold Mike Hodges 54,807 100% did not contest 54,807
4 Rep. hold Billy Hickman (inc.) 53,563 100% did not contest 53,563
5 Dem. hold did not contest Sheikh Rahman (inc.) 26,340 100% 26,340
6 Dem. hold Fred Glass 34,607 43.43% Jason Esteves 45,076 56.57% 79,683
7 Dem. gain Josh McKay 29,148 47.16% Nabilah Islam 32,665 52.84% 61,813
8 Rep. hold Russ Goodman (inc.) 47,458 100% did not contest 47,458
9 Dem. hold did not contest Nikki Merritt (inc.) 47,638 100% 47,638
10 Dem. hold did not contest Emanuel Jones (inc.) 68,240 100% 68,240
11 Rep. hold Dean Burke (inc.) 49,591 100% did not contest 49,591
12 Dem. hold did not contest Freddie Powell Sims (inc.) 48,502 100% 48,502
13 Rep. hold Carden Summers (inc.) 54,014 100% did not contest 54,014
14 Dem. gain Liz Hausmann 34,257 45.31% Josh McLaurin 41,353 54.69% 75,610
15 Dem. hold did not contest Ed Harbison (inc.) 39,953 100% 39,953
16 Rep. hold Marty Harbin (inc.) 57,965 68.18% Pingke Dubignon 27,048 31.82% 85,013
17 Rep. hold Brian Strickland (inc.) 49,532 61.56% Kacy D. Morgan 30,929 38.44% 80,461
18 Rep. hold John F. Kennedy (inc.) 49,581 64.43% Chris Benton 27,372 35.57% 76,953
19 Rep. hold Blake Tillery (inc.) 45,431 78.68% Michael “Buckle” Moore 12,308 21.32% 57,739
20 Rep. hold Larry Walker (inc.) 59,824 100% did not contest 59,824
21 Rep. hold Brandon Beach (inc.) 73,600 100% did not contest 73,600
22 Dem. hold Andrew Danielson 17,077 29.57% Harold V. Jones II (inc.) 40,676 70.43% 57,753
23 Rep. hold Max Burns (inc.) 53,320 100% did not contest 53,320
24 Rep. hold Lee Anderson (inc.) 72,370 100% did not contest 72,370
25 Rep. hold Rick Williams 46,289 61.66% Valerie Rodgers 28,777 38.34% 75,066
26 Dem. hold did not contest David E. Lucas Sr. (inc.) 45,293 100% 45,293
27 Rep. hold Greg Dolezal (inc.) 58,096 73.87% Brett Binion 20,551 26.13% 78,647
28 Rep. hold Matt Brass (inc.) 67,216 100% did not contest 67,216
29 Rep. hold Randy Robertson (inc.) 48,339 66.25% Ellen Wright 24,628 33.75% 72,967
30 Rep. hold Mike Dugan (inc.) 59,251 100% did not contest 59,251
31 Rep. hold Jason Anavitarte (inc.) 57,843 100% did not contest 57,843
32 Rep. hold Kay Kirkpatrick (inc.) 48,081 61.59% Sylvia L. Bennett 29,982 38.41% 78,063
33 Dem. hold did not contest Michael Rhett (inc.) 47,887 100% 47,887
34 Dem. hold Tommy Smith 8,689 16.29% Valencia Seay (inc.) 44,660 83.71% 53,341
35 Dem. hold did not contest Donzella James (inc.) 62,015 100% 62,015
36 Dem. hold did not contest Nan Orrock (inc.) 63,848 100% 63,848
37 Rep. hold Ed Setzler 51,953 58.84% Vanessa Parker 36,341 41.16% 88,294
38 Dem. hold did not contest Horacena Tate (inc.) 64,418 100% 64,418
39 Dem. hold did not contest Sonya Halpern (inc.) 60,401 100% 60,401
40 Dem. hold Austin McDonald 24,870 38.43% Sally Harrell (inc.) 39,839 61.57% 64,709
41 Dem. hold Jayre Jones 11,195 17.85% Kim Jackson (inc.) 51,512 82.15% 62,707
42 Dem. hold did not contest Elena Parent (inc.) 77,961 100% 77,961
43 Dem. hold Melanie Williams 17,128 24.95% Tonya Anderson (inc.) 51,534 75.05% 68,662
44 Dem. hold did not contest Gail Davenport (inc.) 61,768 100% 61,768
45 Rep. hold Clint Dixon (inc.) 41,416 61.29% Matielyn Jones 26,163 38.71% 67,579
46 Rep. hold Bill Cowsert (inc.) 48,555 64.02% Andrew Ferguson 27,286 35.98% 75,841
47 Rep. hold Frank Ginn (inc.) 44,530 62.00% Conolus Scott Jr. 27,287 38.00% 71,817
48 Rep. gain Shawn Still 41,464 56.72% Josh Uddin 31,635 43.28% 73,099
49 Rep. hold Shelly Echols 53,106 75.84% Jody Cooley 16,919 24.16% 70,025
50 Rep. hold Bo Hatchett (inc.) 62,105 84.78% Paulette Williams 11,551 15.22% 73,256
51 Rep. hold Steve Gooch (inc.) 79,579 100% did not contest 79,579
52 Rep. hold Chuck Hufstetler (inc.) 57,785 100% did not contest 57,785
53 Rep. hold Colton Moore 56,221 100% did not contest 56,221
54 Rep. hold Chuck Payne (inc.) 48,051 100% did not contest 48,051
55 Dem. hold did not contest Gloria S. Butler (inc.) 62,044 100% 62,044
56 Rep. hold John Albers (inc.) 58,121 61.65% Patrick Thompson 36,156 38.35% 94,277

Thanks to redistricting, District 7 moved from southern Georgia to the Atlanta region.

References

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  1. ^ Because the Lieutenant Governor has the power to break ties in the Senate, a Senate majority requires either 29 seats or 28 seats with control of the Lieutenant Governor's office.
  1. ^ King, Maya; Corasaniti, Nick (March 28, 2022). "Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  2. ^ "Republicans keep control of Georgia House and Senate". WABE. November 9, 2022. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  3. ^ Jacobson, Louis (May 19, 2022). "The Battle for State Legislatures". Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  4. ^ "Election Night Reporting". Clarity Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2022.