ATLANTA, Ga – Five Republicans, two Democrats and one independent qualified on Monday in a special election to replace Tom Price in the 6th congressional district.
Price was approved last week to become President Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, a Republican, said he was first to qualify for the race. Other Republicans included engineer Dan Moody; state Sen. Judson Hill; pilot Keith Grawert; and accountant William Llop.
Marketing executive Ron Slotin and Jon Ossoff, an investigative film executive, qualified as Democrats.
Filmmaker Alexander Hernandez qualified as an independent.
Qualifying continues through Wednesday, Feb. 15.