Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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 …
Monday, December 10, 2012
There are four candidates on the ballot for the Jan. 8 special election.
The list of candidates for the vacant House District 21 seat is expanding, including representatives from both major political parties. The seat was vacated by Sean Jerguson on Dec. 5 so that he could run for the Senate seat of former Sen. Chip Rogers, who has retired from politics to persue a career in public broadcasting. A special election will be held on Jan. 8, 2013, to choose the next representative for House District 21, which includes Holly Springs and parts of Canton and Woodstock. 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.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Republican Troy Welker, who announced his run for the newly created District 23 House Seat in January, is now endorsing Alan Shinall.
Citing business demands, Republican Troy Welker on Saturday bowed out of the race for the newly created District 23 State House seat and endorsed former opponent Alan Shinall. Welker only announced his run for the seat, which takes in a large portion of Canton as well as the city of Waleska, on Jan. 30. “I entered this race because the other candidates at the time truly weren’t qualified to represent this seat and many still aren’t,” he said in a statement. “I have said since the beginning that we need a solid conservative with real world common sense business experience, and I was that guy.” But recent developments have forced him to invest more of his attention to his business, IPT Sink Company. “I feel my ability to devote the time …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Board members said the letter from Mike Chapman to Gov. Nathan Deal shouldn't have been written on school board stationery.
The Cherokee County Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday night to ratify comments made by their board chairman in letters sent to Gov. Nathan Deal and members of an school accreditation organization. Board Chairman Mike Chapman asked the board to add the motion to the agenda following discussion on whether he should have used board stationery to send personal thoughts regarding redistricting and the recent state legislative proposal to have the board chair position be an elected position. The vote followed a lengthy discussion, during which board member Rob Usher said he was fine with Chapman's comments but didn't appreciate Chapman using the letterhead, which could be seen as his personal comments being official board position. “I'm all…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Canton's Harold Welchel is the latest to announce his plans to run for the new House seat.
The vote was 127-31.
A revised redistricting bill that would push out the current school board chair and vice chair passed the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 1223, co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming), Calvin Hill (R-Canton), Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) and Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock), passed 127-31, according to the website of the Georgia General Assembly. Attempts to reach the sponsors, all of whom are members of the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation, have been unsuccessful. After support for an earlier version of the bill faded, the delegation agreed to retool the measure. The tweaked bill elicited the same reaction as the original version. Cherokee Board of Education Chairman Mike Chapman last week asked Gov. …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Here are some of the highlights from Canton-Sixes and nearby Patches for Jan. 17.
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