Following a 2018 gubernatorial election that drew national attention as Republicans lost 13 seats in the Georgia General Assembly, Democrats made a united effort to flip control, particularly in the House. However, despite continuing demographic shifts in former Republican strongholds and a record voter turnout, Democrats fell far short of flipping the necessary 16 House seats and 8 Senate seats in the November election. In January 2021, Georgia held runoff elections for both U.S. Senate seats between Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock and incumbent Georgia Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Ossoff and Warnock were elected, giving Democrats control of the U.S. Senate.
Pre-Election Balance of Power
- Governor: Brian Kemp (R) (Re-Election Campaign in 2022)
- State Senate: 21 Democrats – 35 Republicans
- State House: 75 Democrats – 105 Republicans
Post-Election Balance of Power
- State Senate: 22 Democrats – 34 Republicans
- State House: 77 Democrats – 103 Republicans
Impact on Georgia Consumers
- Securing Our Future will support the business community’s efforts to address broader legal reforms, though we expect 2021 legislation will be narrower than it was in 2020.