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House Races

Georgia House Races

A look at all the 2018 races for the Georgia House of Representatives

House District 111

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

  • County: Henry County
  • Metro Area/Region: Atlanta Area
  • Cities/Towns/Areas: Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • Population: 54,717
  • Median Household Income: $64,000
  • Education:
    • Completed High School 53.9%
    • Completed College/Beyond 36.5%
  • Race:
    • White 49.3%
    • Black 36.5%
    • Hispanic 6.8%
    • Asian 4.9%

POLITICAL AREA

  • Congressional District(s): GA-3, GA-10 and GA-13
  • GA Senate District: SD-10 and SD-17

CANDIDATES

 

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

2016 Clinton 50.02% Trump 47.45% Margin=D+2.6%
2012 Obama 49.19% Romney 49.81% Margin=R+0.6%
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District Results

Year Candidate Percentage Vote Total
2018 Special Election Geoffrey Cauble (R)
51% 1,864
El-Mahdi Holly (D)
30.7% 1,122
Tarj Leonard Dunn (D)
12.3% 451
Larry Morey (R)
5.9% 215
2016 Brian Strickland (R)
51.69% 14,488
Darryl Payton (D)
48.31% 13,542
2014 Brian Strickland (R)
53.1% 9,540
Jim Nichols (D)
46.9% 8,416
2012 Brian Strickland (R)
53% 13,172
Bill Blackmon (D)
47% 11,695

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Geoff Cauble raised a total of $32,250 during the 2018 special election. Many of his donors are fellow Republican campaigns (Richard M Jeffares Campaign Committee: $2,600; David W Knight for State House:  $2,500). His corporate donors include Publix, Waffle House and UPS.

Cauble’s top Democratic rival, El-Mahdi Holly, raised a total of $8,025 from individual donors.

NOTES AND SUMMARY

Republicans have repeatedly tried to gerrymander District 111. In 2015, new boundaries cut the total number of registered voters by approximately 3,000, of whom more than 2,500 were people of color in a district that is majority-minority. The new map was an attempt to make the district about 4 percent more Republican, but Clinton won by a margin of 2.6 percent.

In 2017, a tabled reapportionment attempt [HB 515] included changing the 111th. It called for gerrymandering to bring in 1,200 new white voters and remove about 1,500 black voters. The plan failed due to citizen action and threats of a lawsuit.

Geoff Cauble (R) is a general contractor and head of the Henry County Development Authority.  He ran on issues of transportation, education and economic growth.  During the 2018 special election, Georgia Republicans sent out a mailer with racist undertones against the Democratic candidates during the 2018 special election.

El-Mahdi Holly (D) is an educator and a community organizer and has played key roles in several political campaigns. He has been deeply involved with Georgia’s Democratic party and has a long list of endorsements, including Stacey Abrams.

In the special election, turnout was only 3,652 voters. Voter turnout will be key in flipping this district.

 

All statements, answers, and information found within the 159 Georgia Together voter guide were collected via an electronic survey. Due to the sheer volume of information collected and the number of candidates that submitted survey data, all of the information presented in the guide is verbatim per the input from the survey participants (including any spelling or grammatical errors).

Geoff Cauble (R)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

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DO YOU SUPPORT ENDING CASH BAIL FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES? 

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A NON-PARTISAN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION?

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WOULD YOU SUPPORT AN ENGLISH-ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IF IT WERE ON THE BALLOT?

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO FORM A UNION AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY?

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DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT ELECTRICITY RATE INCREASES TO COMPLETE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS AT PLANT VOGTLE?

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DO YOU SUPPORT CHANGING GEORGIA'S VOTING SYSTEM TO A VOTER-MARKED (PEN OR PENCIL) PAPER BALLOT WITH OPTICAL SCANNERS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

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DO YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC VOUCHERS BEING USED FOR PRIVATE AND/OR CHARTER SCHOOLS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION OR ANOTHER GEORGIA-SPECIFIC PLAN TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE TO LOW-INCOME GEORGIANS?

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WILL YOU SUPPORT POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT INCREASE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION, AND OPPOSE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT LIMIT OR REDUCE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION?

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WOULD YOU SUPPORT EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES AND PUT THE PROGRAM ON A MORE STABLE FISCAL PATH?

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DO YOU SUPPORT A LIVABLE WAGE OF A MINIMUM OF $15 PER HOUR?

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El-Mahdi Holly (D)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

No response yet

DO YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS FROM DENYING SERVICES TO LGBTQ PEOPLE AND OTHERS BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT ENDING CASH BAIL FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES? 

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A NON-PARTISAN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION?

No response yet. 

WOULD YOU SUPPORT AN ENGLISH-ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IF IT WERE ON THE BALLOT?

No response yet.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO FORM A UNION AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY?

No response yet. 

DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT ELECTRICITY RATE INCREASES TO COMPLETE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS AT PLANT VOGTLE?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT CHANGING GEORGIA'S VOTING SYSTEM TO A VOTER-MARKED (PEN OR PENCIL) PAPER BALLOT WITH OPTICAL SCANNERS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC VOUCHERS BEING USED FOR PRIVATE AND/OR CHARTER SCHOOLS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION OR ANOTHER GEORGIA-SPECIFIC PLAN TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE TO LOW-INCOME GEORGIANS?

No response yet. 

WILL YOU SUPPORT POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT INCREASE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION, AND OPPOSE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT LIMIT OR REDUCE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION?

No response yet. 

WOULD YOU SUPPORT EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES AND PUT THE PROGRAM ON A MORE STABLE FISCAL PATH?

No response yet.

DO YOU SUPPORT A LIVABLE WAGE OF A MINIMUM OF $15 PER HOUR?

No response yet.