A total of 18 candidates are competing for the 6th Congressional District seat in an April 18 special election. The district—which includes parts of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs—was formerly represented by Tom Price, who left to become the new U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services.

The Reporter asked all of the candidates for a biography and the answers to questions about their stances on the Affordable Care Act and politics in general. Nine candidates responded, and their answers appear below.

The nine other candidates who did not respond to questions by the Reporters deadline are: David Abroms, Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Bob Gray, Karen Handel, Judson Hill, Richard Keatley, Bruce LeVell, Dan Moody and Rebecca Quigg. Those candidates will be invited again to respond for the March 31 issue of the Reporter.

Click on the names below for the candidates’ statements:

Ragin Edwards
Keith Grawert
Alexander Hernandez
Amy Kremer
William Llop
Jon Ossoff
Andre Pollard
Ron Slotin
Kurt Wilson

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.