Lucy McBath ran to unseat Karen Handel. She had no intention to be in politics. She was a stewardess for Delta Airlines. She worked for Delta for thirty years. The impetus for Lucy McBath to run for office was Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. Lucy McBath had been living an apolitical life. Her son, Jordan Davis, was murdered. The murder got national attention. In a Jacksonville, Florida convenience store parking lot, Jordan Davis’ car radio was too loud, his music was offensive. Dunn told the teenagers in the car to turn the music down. One kid in front did. From the back, Jordan Davis told him to turn it back up again. Dunn didn’t like Jordan Davis’ attitude. So he shot him. He kept on shooting as the car drove away.
Carolyn Bordeaux was the Director of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State -- a kind of university think tank. She went to Yale, to USC for an MPA, to Syracuse for a doctorate. Her principal qualification for a run for Congress is her work for the Georgia State Senate. She was the Director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office - a non-partisan job in a body with a Republican majority. She helped the Georgia Senate respond to the 207/2008 recession.
Stacy Abrams is Georgia House of Representatives minority leader. In this case, minority means Democrat. If elected Governor, she would be Georgia's first African American and first woman governor. Her record is pragmatic. She is sometimes criticized for not fighting hard enough for Democratic priorities. In the primary, she was targeted for agreeing to decrease funding for the HOPE Scholarships. She says she preserved the program and ensured full day kindergarten.
Here is another special election you might want to think about. Consider supporting former Congressional Staffer Jon Ossoff in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District. You can find more about him at his website https://electjon.com/ The date for this election isn't set yet. There is no vacancy yet. The current representative is Tom Price, Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.