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Qualifying Ends for House District 21 Race

Four candidates will be on the Jan. 8 ballot.

The qualifying period for candidates to enter the House District 21 special election on Jan. 8, 2013 ended at noon Wednesday with six people successfully qualifying.

Two additional candidates qualified after the initial list was published on Dec. 10-independent international account director Eduardo Correia and Republican businessman Kenneth Ashley Mimbs. Both men are from the Canton area.

Next month's election is required because the former holder of the seat, Rep. Sean Jerguson, has left the State House of Representatives in order to run for the State Senate seat vacated by Chip Rogers earlier this month.

Two candidates have already dropped out of the race. The aforementioned Correia does not live in House District 21, and Bill Fincher has withdrawn his candidacy for unknown reasons.

Below is the list of candidates that have qualified to run for the upcoming election. If a candidate's name is highlighted, he or she has been profiled by Patch and you can read more about them by clicking on their name.

Brian Laurens 
613 Royal Crescent Aly 
Canton, GA  30115-1844
Party: Republican  
Age: 30 
Occupation: Business Owner 
Scot Turner 
508 Blue Ridge Ter 
Canton, GA  30114-8878
Party: Republican  
Age: 36 
Occupation: Director of Field Services 

Natalie Bergeron 

Post Office Box 4922 
Canton, GA  30114 
E-Mail: AskNatalie@NatalieForGeorgia.com

Party: Democratic  
Age: 41 
Occupation: Attorney 
Website: www.NatalieForGeorgia.com 

Kenneth Ashley Mimbs 

253 Springs Xing 
Canton, GA  30114-8855 
E-Mail: kamimbs@gmail.com

Party: Republican  
Age: 42 
Occupation: Businessman 

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