Saturday, May 4, 2013
Small business owner and former adjunct law professor Gary Gerrard announced his plans to run Wednesday.
Saturday, May 4
Gary Gerrard, an attorney and small business owner from Lexington, Ga., has announced plans to run for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, AccessNorthGa.com reports. Republican Paul Broun, who currently holds the seat, plans to run for Senate, as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced in January he would not seek a third term. AccessNorthGa.com quotes Gerrard as saying, “For far too long I have sat on the sidelines and watched politicians fail to represent the people who elected them. With a sluggish GDP, faltering job growth, and a Congress that refuses to come to grips with its addiction to overspending, it has become ever apparent Congress is broken." Others who have announced plans to seek…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
When the qualifier to serve out the remaining term of former Loganville City Councilman Dan Curry closed at noon Wednesday, two candidates had qualified to run for the seat.
Loganville city officials confirmed that at close of qualifying for the Loganville Special Election to serve out the remaining two and a half years of former Councilman Dan Curry's seat, two candidates had qualified. As they had each previously announced, former Walton County District 2 Commissioner Chuck Bagley and newcomer Jay Boland had both qualified. Curry resigned to run to serve out the remainder of the late Mayor Ray Nunley's term. He was the only candidate to qualify and is effectively the mayor-elect. His name, however, will still appear on the June 18 Special Election ballot and he won't be able to be sworn in until after the election, according to Loganville city officials. Nunley passed away last week after battling cancer …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
When the qualifier to serve out the remaining term of the late Mayor Ray Nunley closed at noon Wednesday, Dan Curry was the only person to qualify.
Former Councilman Dan Curry was the sole qualifier to serve out the remainder of the late Mayor Ray Nunley's term. Nunley passed away Tuesday after battling cancer since a diagnosis in November last year. According to Loganville Elections Superintendent Kristi Ash, there will still be an election on June 18 and Curry's name will be on the ballot. He resigned his council post, effective April 15, to qualify for the mayor's post. Ash said he will be sworn in sometime after the June election. Councilman Mark Kiddoo was voted vice mayor at the last city council meeting. Prior to that, Curry was vice mayor and was serving as acting mayor in Nunley's absence. There will be qualifiers next week to fill the unexpired term of Curry's seat, which …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
There will be a special election on June 18, 2013, to fulfill the remaining six months of former Mayor Ray Nunley's term and the remaining two and a half years of Councilman Dan Curry's council seat. Curry resigned his council post to run for mayor.
Acting Loganville Mayor Dan Curry resigned his post on the council, effective Monday, April 15, 2013, to run for the seat vacated by former Mayor Ray Nunley. After accepting the resignation of Nunley, who was diagnosed with cancer in November last year, a special election was called last month to fill the unexpired term of his office. Following Curry's resignation, which he announced at Thursday's City Council meeting, a Special Election was called to fill the unexpired term of Curry's council post. As the sitting vice mayor at the time of Nunley's resignation, Curry was serving as acting mayor. Since his resignation would have effectively left the city without anyone on the top of the ticket, the council voted unanimously to elect …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Former Walton County Commissioner and before that Loganville City Councilman Chuck Bagley announced he will seek a seat on the Loganville City Council in the upcoming special election.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sheldon announced her plans to run for Rep. Paul Broun's District 10 open seat in 2014.
Wednesday, April 10
Dacula's state representative, Donna Sheldon, will run for Congress in Georgia's 10th District in 2014, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, she announced on Tuesday. Broun will be leaving his seat in the House of Representatives to run in the Republican primary for Saxby Chambliss' spot in the U.S. Senate. Sheldon, who represents Dacula and parts of northeast Gwinnett County in the state's 104 District, chairs Georgia's House Majority Caucus. Sheldon is not the only one interested in Broun's seat. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving a run "prayerful consideration." State Sen. Bill Cowsert, however, has announced that he won't seek the seat. He will instead run for reelection.
Friday, January 25, 2013
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has blamed frustration with Washington, a lack of leadership in the White House and gridlock in the Senate for his decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Friday, January 25
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced Friday that he will not be seeking a third term in Congress in 2014. According to The Washington Post, Chambliss said his decision was based on his frustration with Washington and not because he feared defeat in a primary. He reportedly said, in fact, he was confident he would have won re-election. “Instead, this is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress, especially on issues that are the foundation of our nation’s economic health,” Chambliss is reported as saying. “The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative gridlock and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
After losing his position as Walton County coroner to challenger Richard Jenkins in a runoff in August, Joe Page confirmed he was reappointed to serve out Jenkins' term after his surprise resignation Thursday.
Joe Page confirmed Thursday that he has been re-appointed to serve out the next four years as Walton County coroner following the surprise resignation earlier in the day of Richard Jenkins. Page was defeated in his re-election bid for the position of coroner during the non-partisan elections last year. Jenkins was sworn in the week before Christmas to begin serving his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2013. He had served less than three full days before tendering his resignation on Thursday. Newly-seated Probate Court Judge Bruce Wright appointed Page to fill the position. "Yes, I am back," Page said. "The way I understand it, the appointment is until the next election, which is in four years time." After narrowly losing with 49.12 percent of the…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
White House forum draws attention from disappointed voters in more than a dozen states.
Considering Mitt Romney easily won Georgia on Nov. 6, it's not surprising that there are some disappointed Republicans in the Peach State. Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 20,000 signatures, asks to "Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to withdraw from the United States of Americ and create it own NEW government." The website allows citizens to make a petition for a variety of issues, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of Gwinnett's 156 precincts.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between Snellville and Lilburn. See also: President Obama, on the other hand, did well in between Norcross and Lilburn, up I-85 to the northern areas of Lawrenceville, and the southern corner of the county south of U.S. 78. Romney’s…