Many current officer-holders joined the first wave of filers for spots on the May 24 primary election ballot, according to a list published by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

In races for the U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Reps. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) and Tom Price (R-Roswell) qualified for re-election, according to the secretary of state’s website.

In primary elections for posts in the state senate, District 6 Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), District 32 Sen. Judson Hill (R-Marietta), District 40 Rep. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) and District 56 Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) signed up to run for re-election, the website said.

None of them drew opponents on the opening day of filing, Monday, March 7. Filing continues through Friday, March 11.

In the Georgia House of Representatives, District 51 Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs), District 52 Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Atlanta), District 54 Rep. Beth Beskin (R-Atlanta) and District 79 Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) all filed to run, according to the website.

In District 80, Republicans Catherine Bernard and Meagan Hanson, both of Brookhaven, filed to run in the primary race for the seat, the website said. Incumbent District 80 Rep. Taylor Bennett (D-Brookhaven) was not listed among the first-day filers.

In DeKalb County, Connie Stokes and Joe Bembry, both Democrats, filed to run for CEO, according to the website.

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