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 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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate was speaking to Clarke County GOP members on Monday night.
Tuesday, April 9
Paul Ryan's budget isn't austere enough because the budget projections are just too rosy. So Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) couldn't vote for it. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Broun said that debt and out-of-control spending was "an enemy of our nation." Instead, he proposed a balanced budget amendment that has a formula of inflation-plus-population growth for spending increases. Broun, who's running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Republic Senator Saxby Chambliss, was in Athens to speak to the Clarke County Republicans. The story says Broun also proposes cutting both the corporate tax rate and the capital gains tax. And also eliminating the bloated U.S. Department of Education and the jobs-killing …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Republican strategist will be fundraising for Secretary of State Brian Kemp also during the May 17-18 weekend.
Who's the Big Name on the state GOP Convention? Republican strategist Karl Rove will be joining other at the Classic Center in Athens, May 17-18, according to a story in the AJC. The story says: Republican strategist Karl Rove, who has riled the GOP base with a Super PAC project aimed at helping more mainstream conservatives in primaries, will be one of the featured speakers at the state GOP convention in Athens, state party Chairman Sue Everhart confirmed this morning. “He’s a good speaker whether you agree with him or not,” Everhart said. She approached the former political aide to President George W. Bush after learning he’d be in town for a fundraiser for Secretary of State Brian Kemp that same May 17-18 weekend. Artur Davis of …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Rep. Paul Broun announced Feb. 6 he would be a 2014 candidate for Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat in the US Senate and Friday, tea party candidate Brian Slowinski announced his candidacy for Broun's seat in the US House of Representatives.
Sunday, February 10
Anyone looking for a break from elections after the exhausting run up to the 2012 presidential election, is in for a disappointment. The 2014 mid-terms are already under way. As soon as US Congressman Saxby Chambliss announced he wouldn't be running for re-election in 2014, the mid-term campaign began. On Feb. 6, US Rep. Paul Broun announced that he would be running for Chambliss' seat in the senate in 2014, opening up his seat in the 10th Congressional District. Broun was re-elected to that seat in 2012. And on Feb 8, Conservative Republican Activist and tea party candidate Brian Slowinski announced that he would be running for Broun's seat. He did it via YouTube, saying that Broun had "gotten it right" with his adherence to the United …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Wednesday, January 30
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run - and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
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…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …