Elections loom large over the Gold Dome (Marietta Daily Journal)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 8, 2018) — Georgia's 2018 legislative session begins Monday, but lawmakers may have another date circled on their calendars: May 22.

That's the date of the primary for all statewide offices, including members of the Legislature, governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state.

And since state law prohibits members of the General Assembly from raising funds during a legislative session, there is a good chance lawmakers may decide to move along quickly so they can get back to their re-election bids, according to Kerwin Swint, director of the School of Government and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu