The Nov. 6 election will decide several state Senate races in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The Reporter Newspapers asked candidates in those races about themselves and their policies, as well as their positions on public transit and the state income tax. For their answers, click their name or photo below.

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Senate District 6 (Buckhead/Sandy Springs)

Republican Leah Aldridge is challenging Democratic incumbent Jen Jordan in Senate District 6. It is a partial rematch of last year’s special election, where Jordan won the seat and Aldridge was among five Republicans who were winnowed out before a runoff.

Leah Aldridge
Jen Jordan

Senate District 32 (Sandy Springs)

In Senate District 32, Republican incumbent Kay Kirkpatrick is facing a challenge from Democrat Christine Triebsch in a rematch of last year’s special election.

Kay Kirkpatrick
Christine Triebsch

Senate District 40 (Brookhaven/Dunwoody/Sandy Springs)

Democrat Sally Harrell is challenging Republican incumbent Fran Millar in the state Senate District 40 race.

Sally Harrell
Fran Millar

Senate District 56 (Sandy Springs)

Republican incumbent John Albers is facing a challenge from Democrat Ellyn Jeager in Senate District 56.

John Albers
Ellyn Jeager

John Ruch

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