Thursday, April 25, 2013
County Manager Jerry Cooper will chair Barr's campaign in Cherokee County.
A familiar Cherokee County face has been tapped to help Bob Barr get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Barr's campaign on Monday announced County Manager Jerry Cooper will serve as the campaign chair in Cherokee County. "Jerry is a key leader in Cherokee County, well known as a man of character and integrity, and I am glad to have him as a part of my campaign team," Barr wrote on this website. Cooper said he's looking forward to the new challenge. "I am honored that Bob Barr has placed his confidence in me to be part of his campaign team," he added. A credentialed International City/County Management Association member, Cooper has both a bachelor's and master's degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas. …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ed Lindsey is seeking Republican nomination for the U.S. Congressional 11th District, which includes Cherokee County.
Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), who represents the 54th district in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he is seeking Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 11th district stretches from Bartow, Cherokee and the west and northwestern portion of Cobb counties and also includes Buckhead and Sandy Springs. That seat will be soon vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election to. In an email, Lindsey noted the 11th district is a "wonderful and diverse district where over 700,000 of us have chosen to live, work, play, worship, and strive for better opportunities for our families…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Barr has announced his candidacy to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent District 11 Seat, which includes Cherokee County.
Former U.S. Rep Bob Barr wants to return to Congress. Barr, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1995 and 2003, has announced his plans to run for the District 11 seat, which will be vacated by U.S. Rep Phil Gingrey as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barr was the author of the Defense of Marriage Act, whose constitutionality was debated earlier this week in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also ran for the presidency in 2008 on the Libertarian Party ticket and currently practices law in Atlanta. Tell us: how do you feel about Barr's announcement? Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
71 percent of the more than 700 voters in Canton opposed the $6 million bond that would have seen the city construct three new fire stations.
The Canton City Council will have to start at square one to solve the contentious issue of fire services for the city after voters overwhelmingly rejected a bond that would have paid for the construction of three new city fire stations. Of the 731 votes cast early and on Election Day, 518 ballots, or 70.86 percent, were marked against the measure. There are 11,683 registered voters in Canton, which translates to a turnout of 6.3 percent. The low turnout drew criticism from those on both sides of the referendum issue. "I'm sorry we didn't get a better turnout," said Councilman John Beresford, who was in support of the bond. "We would have if people understood the issue better. We didn't have a grassroots bunch of cronies like the mayor did …
All results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State's office.
LATEST ELECTION RETURNS (8:30 p.m.) TOTAL VOTES: 731 Just over 700 votes have been tallied in today's fire bond referendum, and so far, the results are not promising for those wanting to see three new city fire stations. According to the Georgia Secretary of State's website, 70.86 percent of voters have opoosed the up to $6 million bond, with all of the six precincts involved officially reporting their vote totals. If the referendum passes, the city will take up up to $6 million in bonds to pay for the construction of fire stations at Laurel Canyon, Canton Marketplace, and The Bluffs and renovate the downtown fire station. The new fire stations will improve insurance rates for homes and businesses in Canton and decrease response times. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Voting will take place on Tuesday, March 19 to determine whether or not the city issues up to $6 million in bonds to improve city fire services.
After months of debate, argument, vitriol, and controversy on both sides of the fire bond referendum issue, the matter will finally go before the voters on Tuesday. This referendum will be different from other city-wide referendums for more reasons than the intense amount of rhetoric generated by those supporting and opposing the measure, which would see the city spend up to $6 million in bond money to build three new city fire stations. Unlike previous city referendums, voters on Tuesday will not be directed to City Hall en masse to cast their ballots on the issue. According to Mayor Gene Hobgood, people wishing to vote on the fire bond referendum should report to the polling place they reported to in November when they voted in the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified last Tuesday's run-off election, which Scot Turner won with 60 percent of the vote.
The state has officially certified last week's run-off election results in the Georgia House District 21 race. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the results this morning, making Scot Turner the official winner of the race. Turner won the election with 903 votes, or 60 percent over candidate Brian Laurens' 599 votes, or 40 percent. The House district encompasses Holly Springs, portions of BridgeMill, south Canton and parts of southeast Cherokee. Turner said he will be officially sworn into office at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Both Laurens and Turner were the top two vote-getters during the Jan. 8 special election, but neither candidate earned the 50 percent plus one majority needed to achieve victory. The House seat was vacated by …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
All results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State's Office
With just over 1,500 tallied in House District 21 runoff election, Scot Turner is leading Brian Laurens with 903 votes, or 60.12 percent. The two men were the top two vote-getters during the Jan. 8 special election, though neither earned the 50 percent plus one majority needed to achieve victory. The seat was vacated by Sean Jerguson, who was defeated in his attempt to move to the State Senate by Brandon Beach during the Jan. 8 election.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The organization Brian Laurens claims to have received endorsement from has denied backing him, or any candidate.
Brian Laurens, the candidate for the House District 21 special election who earlier this year was accused of trying to use political connections to get out of a traffic ticket, is in hot water again. The latest allegations against the political consultant show that Laurens has been mailing out campaign literature which claims he has been endorsed by Georgia Conservatives in Action (GCIA). However, GCIA denies endorsing Laurens, and, according to Georgia Pundit's Todd Rehm, have a "history of not endorsing as an organization." Mike Hassinger of Peach Pundit got in touch with GCIA co-founder Pat Tippett, who said, "We did not endorse [Laurens]. He sent that out on his own." GCIA has asked Laurens to retract his claim.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Now that Chambliss has officially announced his plans not to run, will U.S. House Rep. Tom Price run for the seat in 2014?
UPDATE (1:50 p.m.): Sen. Chambliss has made official his decision to not run for re-election in 2014. According to Dunwoody Patch, Chambliss cited the lack of bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill and poor leadership from the White House as the main reasons for his retirement. "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 partisan posturing improving anytime soon," Chambliss said in a statement. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Political Insider Jim Galloway is reporting that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election when his current term is up in 2014. Chambliss is expected to make the announcement official…