Election News
Eight local contested races on ballot
Following months of campaigning, the 2014 general election will arrive Tuesday with two high-profile races at the top of the ballot and eight more contested local ones toward the bottom of it. In t...
October 29, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot to include amendments, referendum
In addition to the candidates up vying for public office, Tuesday’s general election ballot will include two proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum. Amendment A asks voters...
October 29, 2014 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disclosures show Racine had six times Fortner’s funds Sept. 30 in Douglas DA race
Democrat Elizabeth Racine received three times the contributions of Republican Brian Fortner in this year’s third quarter, and had six times what Fortner had available on Sept. 30 in their race for...
October 29, 2014 02:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden challenging Mulcare for District 3 commission seat
The Nov. 4 race for the Douglas County Commission District 3 post has incumbent Republican M.P. “Mike” Mulcare facing Democrat Leslie Golden. Mulcare, a retired Delta Airlines employee who has live...
October 29, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fortner, Racine squaring off for Douglas district attorney
One of the most closely-watched Douglas County elections is that for district attorney where Republican Brian Fortner faces Democrat Elizabeth Racine. The race has garnered wide public attention af...
October 29, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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House District 78 rep faces challenge
Georgia House District 78, which includes part of Henry County, is up for grabs in the election Tuesday. Republican challenger Christopher J. Deraney, 33, of Jonesboro, is the social media director...
October 28, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barham, Payton vie for county's District 3
Henry County District 3 residents will decide if Republican Commissioner Gary Barham will retain his seat or lose to Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. Barham, 59, is a lifelong McDonough residen...
October 28, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding political parties working to spur voter turnout
Both major political parties are working to get Paulding voters to the polls and early voters are on pace to exceed the totals from the last mid-term election in 2010. The Paulding election office ...
October 28, 2014 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 6 seat up for grabs Election Day
Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma Darnell, now representing District 5, will battle it out Election Day with challenger Abraham Watson for the chance to represent the new District 6, which takes effect...
October 28, 2014 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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ELECTIONS: Brookhaven voters to fill vacant council seat
On Tuesday, residents of District 2 in Brookhaven will decide between three candidates — Tim Nama, John Park and William “Bill” Brown — for the city council seat vacated by Jim Eyre in April. Charl...
October 28, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED; State releases early voting numbers
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 5:03 P.M. WITH UPDATED EARLY VOTING NUMBERS) The Georgia secretary of state’s office Friday released a summary of early voting data for the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting ...
October 24, 2014 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school board candidates come from different backgrounds
The District 3 Douglas County Board of Education race involves two candidates who come from different backgrounds. The incumbent, Republican Janet Kelley, is a retired educator with 30 years teachi...
October 23, 2014 01:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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School funding, parental involvement top issues in school board District 3 race
Douglas County Board of Education District 3 incumbent Janet Kelley and challenger Tracy Rookard said they see different No. 1 challenges for the school system in coming years. Kelley, a Republican...
October 23, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrat challenges Geisinger
In two weeks, District 48 State Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, will encounter general election competition for the first time in eight years. Having run unopposed in the last three state House el...
October 22, 2014 01:50 PM | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavier participation than expected for early voting
Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnut said the first round of early voting Oct. 13 to 17 drew more constituents than expected. “Early voting is going very well and we actu...
October 22, 2014 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snelling outraises, outspends Alexander in third quarter in state House race
Republican challenger Bob Snelling outraised District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, more than four-to-one and more than doubled her campaign spending in the third quarter of 2014 as they ne...
October 22, 2014 10:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Johnson challenging Hill for District 6 Senate seat
Democratic candidate Antron Johnson, a business owner seeking political office for the first time, will challenge District 6 State Sen. Hunter Hill for his seat in the Nov. 4 general election. The ...
October 22, 2014 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beskin, Bozarth, Gibeling battling for District 54 House post
Republican Beth Beskin, independent Bill Bozarth and Democrat Bob Gibeling are battling for the District 54 state House seat in the Nov. 4 general election. Beskin defeated John McCloskey with 84 p...
October 22, 2014 12:05 AM | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State releases update on registered voters
The secretary of state’s office Tuesday released updated information on the number of eligible Georgia voters registered for the Nov. 4 general election. The state currently has 6.04 million regist...
October 21, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Familiar foes face off in 56th district race
The battle for Georgia’s 56th state senate district is a repeat of 2012, as incumbent John Albers, R-Roswell, once again takes on democratic challenger Akhtar Sadiq. Albers bested Sadiq two years a...
October 16, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job creation, development top issues for District 66 voters, candidates say
Freshman District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, is facing a familiar opponent in the Nov. 4 general election. Republican Bob Snelling of Douglasville is challenging Alexander for the Georgi...
October 14, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting begins in Fulton County
Fulton County’s early voting period for the Nov. 4 general election started Monday and will end Oct. 31. During the first week of early voting, seven sites are open. In the final two weeks of early...
October 13, 2014 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County early voting starts Monday
Fulton County’s early voting period for the Nov. 4 general election will begin Monday and end Oct. 31. During the first week of early voting, seven sites will be open. In the final two weeks of ear...
October 08, 2014 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three-week early voting period begins Monday in Douglas
Douglas County Election Supervisor Laurie Fulton is encouraging voters to cast ballots during the early voting period before the Nov. 4 general election, especially if one’s precinct is located in ...
October 08, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding removes security screening for voters
Paulding’s election supervisor is expecting a heavier than normal turnout for this year’s election after the three-week early voting period begins Monday at the county administration building in Da...
October 07, 2014 03:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local offices Paulding voters see on ballot based on address
The 2014 Paulding County general election ballot will include local offices not all voters will see because they are based on the voter’s place of residence. Local offices and qualified candidates ...
October 07, 2014 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Perdue speaks before Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue made an appearance at a Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce event in Alpharetta on Sept. 30. He began his speech by describing a recent encounter with an elder...
October 07, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price, Montigel square off on election issues
On Nov. 4, Georgia’s sixth congressional district — consisting of a wide swath across east Cobb, north Fulton and north DeKalb — is up for grabs, as incumbent Tom Price, R-Roswell faces Democratic ...
October 07, 2014 02:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates face off at Buckhead forum
Editor’s note: I was honored to be a panelist in this candidates forum along with Osayi Endolyn, a freelance writer with Atlanta magazine, and Tereance Puryear, president of the Urban League of Gre...
October 02, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pierre, Stultz to battle for Cobb Post 2 school board seat
Having beaten two other candidates in the Republican primary and runoff races, Susan Thayer will face Democrat Kenya Pierre Nov. 4 in the general election for the Post 2 Cobb County Board of Educat...
October 01, 2014 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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