On March 8th, 2018 Phyllis Hatcher qualified to run for Georgia State Senate District 17. She recently lost the special election in January but it was no set back for the Democratic Candidate; only added fuel for the upcoming race. 

Candidate Hatcher’s original gameplan was to run for the November Election but when the opportunity came early for her to serve her community, she hit the ground running! Incumbent Republican Rick Jeffares previously held the seat but decided to resign early on December 1, 2017, to completely focus on his campaign to run for Lieutenant Governor, which he qualified for on May 25, 2017. Brian Strickland previously held the seat for House of Representatives District 111 before he won the special election seat for the Senate District 17. 

While it was not Phyllis Hatcher’s first time running for a political position, it was her first time running for a State position. In 2016, Phyllis ran for the Post 1 Commissioner seat in Rockdale County where she lost by about 200 votes. Running as the only Democrat in the 2018 special election, she won 34.4% of the votes which is amazing for a first-timer running for an election of this size! 

Georgia State Senate, District 17, Special Election, 2018
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Strickland 62% 5,003
     Democratic Phyllis Hatcher 34.4% 2,774
     Republican Ed Toney 2.5% 198
     Republican Nelva Lee 1.2% 97
Total Votes 8,072
Source: Georgia Secretary of State


This General Election 2018, Phyllis Hatcher is once again the only Democratic Candidate running for the Georgia State Senate District 17 seat and she is aiming for the victory! She has already started canvassing and is wasting no time reaching out to voters so they can truly know the person they will be electing into office. To meet Phyllis and learn more about her, follow her Facebook page, Elect Phyllis Hatcher for Georgia State Senate District 17, and look out for upcoming meet & greets near you! 

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