What primary election results in the Georgia governor’s race mean for early childhood education


Georgia’s primary elections were held on May 22, 2018, and a primary runoff will be held on July 24, 2018 between Republican candidates Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp.

Out of the 606,658 voters who cast a Republican ballot, Cagle came in first winning 39% of the vote. Kemp came in second with 26% of the votes. Now, Casey and Kemp will have to fight to earn the support of the remaining 35% of Republican voters who supported other candidates to win the Republican nomination for Governor.

Only those who voted in the Republican primary are eligible to vote in the Republican primary runoff. If you are one of the 606,658 who voted in the Republican primary, please mark your calendar now to VOTE IN THEPRIMARY RUNOFF ON JULY 24, 2018. If you have a vacation or will be out of town on July 24th, please take advantage of early advance voting which begins on July 2, 2018.

Stacey Abrams handily beat contender Stacey Evans earning 76% of the vote to win the Democratic nomination for Governor. Abrams will face the winner of the Republican runoff in the general election on November 6th.

What do the primary election results mean for YOU and the children you serve in the early childhood education industry?

Republican Brian Kemp has released an early childhood education platform which you can view here.

Democrat Stacey Abrams has released an early childhood education platform that you can view here.

Republican Casey Cagle has not issued an early childhood education platform. We continue to work with Cagle in an effort to get Cagle to release his plans for early education. Currently, his third grade reading initiative focuses on placing technology in public schools.