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The 2002 House elections in Georgia occurred on November 5, 2002 to elect the members of the State of Georgia's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Georgia has thirteen seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census.

These elections were held concurrently with the United States Senate elections of 2002 (including one in Georgia), the United States House elections in other states, and various state and local elections.

Georgia gained two House seats after the 2000 Census, but the Democratic-controlled Georgia General Assembly wanted to see more Democrats in the congressional delegation. They produced a map that was designed to elect seven Democrats and six Republicans; the delegation at the time consisted of eight Republicans and three Democrats. Notable differences between the new Congressional districts that were drawn as compared with the previous ones that previously existed were: the Third district, the predecessor of modern Eighth district, was reconfigured to be more neutral than its previous incarnation; the districts of Incumbent Representatives John Linder (R) and Bob Barr (R) were combined into one district (this being the modern Seventh district); and the creation of the Twelfth and Thirteenth districts (each of which were designed to favor Democrats).

Democrats won in the Third and newly created Thirteenth districts while Republicans picked up the newly created Twelfth district, resulting in a net gain of one for Democrats.


Map of Georgia's Congressional districts as they existed at the time of the 2002 House elections. The numbers of third, eighth, ninth, and tenth districts have since been renumbered following the 2006 reconfiguration.
District Incumbent Party Elected Status Result
Georgia's 1st Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Re-elected Jack Kingston (R) 72.14%
Don Smart (D) 27.86%
Georgia's 2nd Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Re-elected Sanford Bishop (D) unopposed
Georgia's 3rd Saxby Chambliss Republican 1994 Retired; Elected to Senate Jim Marshall (D) 50.51%
Calder Clay, III (R) 49.49%
Georgia's 4th Cynthia McKinney Democratic 1992 Defeated in Primary Denise Majette (D) 77.03%
Cynthia Van Auken (R) 22.97%
Georgia's 5th John Lewis Democratic 1986 Re-elected John Lewis (D) unopposed
Georgia's 6th Johnny Isakson Republican 1999 Re-elected Johnny Isakson (R) 79.87%
Jeff Weisberger (D) 20.13%
Georgia's 7th John Linder Republican 1992 Re-elected John Linder (R) 78.92%
Michael Berlon (D) 21.08%
Georgia's 8th Mac Collins Republican 1992 Re-elected Mac Collins (R) 78.33%
Angelos Petrakopoulos (D) 21.67%
Georgia's 9th Charlie Norwood Republican 1994 Re-elected Charlie Norwood (R) 72.84%
Barry Gordon Irwin (D) 27.16%
Georgia's 10th Nathan Deal Republican 1992 Re-elected Nathan Deal (R) unopposed
Georgia's 11th Bob Barr Republican 1994 Defeated in 7th District Primary Phil Gingrey (R) 51.64%
Roger Kahn (D) 48.36%
Georgia's 12th Open Seat (none) -- -- Max Burns (R) 55.19%
Charles "Champ" Walker (D) 44.81%
Georgia's 13th Open Seat (none) -- -- David Scott (D) 59.63%
Clay Cox (R) 40.37%


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