Two Republicans face off in the July 20 primary for nomination to the Georgia Senate in District 32, which includes a portion of Sandy Springs. No candidate is running as a Democrat.

Lynda Coker

Lynda Coker
Occupation: Chief Deputy Sheriff, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office
Neighborhood: East Cobb County
Political experience: Former Georgia State Representative – 3 Terms (1991-1996)
Education: B.S., Florida State University; MEd, Georgia State University; North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy – Certified Peace Officer
Reason for running: I have always viewed representation in the General Assembly as a service to constituents, not as a career, source of power or personal gain. I can promise you that I will never conveniently be absent from a critical vote and that I have the courage and moral fortitude to never compromise the principles of my commitment to the voters.

Judson Hill

Judson Hill (incumbent)
Age: 50
Occupation: Attorney
Neighborhood: Sumter Lake
Political experience: Senator – 6 years; began public service on the Reagan White House Advance Team and then served as a White House appointee with the US Department of State/AID; returned to Atlanta serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Georgia
Education: Emory University, BA in Economics & Political Science; Juris Doctorate at Mercer University Law School
Reason for running: Our children deserve a community and state that offers them the opportunity to achieve the American dream. We need more economic freedom, educational freedom and individual freedom. Job creation and controlling state government spending must be our first priority, otherwise, it is difficult to effectively address education, transportation, healthcare, water and other important issues.