Atlanta-area voters are deciding whether to return a Carter to Georgia politics for the first time since the 1970s.
Jason Carter — grandson of former President Jimmy Carter — is running as a Democrat for a vacant state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday. If he wins, the 34-year-old lawyer would be the first in his family to hold elected office since his grandfather left the White House in 1981.
Jason Carter has three opponents in the heavily Democratic district that covers portions of Atlanta and Decatur in DeKalb County.
Jimmy Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate before becoming the state's governor in 1971. He was elected president in 1976.
Jason Carter's father, Jack, unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate from Nevada in 2006.
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