Friday, May 17, 2013
Georgia's former Secretary of State has thrown her hat into the ring in a bid for Senator Saxby Chambliss' seat.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced Friday that she will run for Sen. Saxby Chambliss' soon-to-be vacated U.S. Senate seat. Handel, who narrowly lost the governor's race to Gov. Nathan Deal and then left Susan G Komen for the Cure amid national controversy, says she's been "incredibly fortunate and blessed," despite having to leave an abusive home when she was 17. "I'm running for U.S. Senate because I want to make sure that the next young person who ends up on his or her own at 17 will have the opportunity to prosper and achieve. But that won't happen unless we make some big changes in Washington," she said in a statement. Handel believes individual states do a better job of governing than government at the federal …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The 6th District Congressman will run to keep his House seat.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, (R-Roswell), who represents Alpharetta, will not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. He told The Marietta Daily Journal Friday he will be seeking re-election instead to his 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Our assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now,” Price was quoted as telling the newspaper. “The president has identified it as the place where he wants to wage that battle, and he believes that taking the House is what will allow him to have an unfettered run at this agenda, and we’ve got to stop that.” Price has been one of the most vocal critics of Democratic President Barack Obama, and was considered a candidate for the Senate seat …
Friday, January 25, 2013
If Chambliss officially announces his plans not to run, will U.S. House Rep. Tom Price run for the seat in 2014?
Friday, January 25
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 later today. According to Galloway, GOP Reps. Tom Price (R-6th District) and Paul Broun (R-10th District) have already shown interest in running against Chambliss recently. He also believes other House members Phil Gingrey (R-11th District) and Tom Graves (R-14th District) will also make a run for the seat without an incumbent in the position.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves said the departure of Roderick Edmonds presents a chance for a "fresh start" for a department that has its challenges.
Fulton County's Board of Registration & Elections resigned his position today, Jan. 11, notifying the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Dr. Roderick Edmond's resignation is effective upon a replacement being named. “I am grateful for Dr. Edmond’s leadership and service to the citizens of Fulton County. I know that he will continue to make positive contributions in our community,” said Board of Commission Chairman John H. Eaves. “A change in leadership at this time presents an opportunity to make a fresh start as we continue to address challenges in our Registration & Elections department. We will immediately begin working to identify a replacement.” The Fulton County Registration & Elections department has had issues in the past, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Once the special election for Georgia Senate District 21 is certified, the North Fulton chamber president anticipates jumping right into his new "part-time" job.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That continues to be Brandon Beach's mantra now that he is the apparent winner of the Georgia Senate District 21 seat after Tuesday's special election. "I'm going to work on what I said I was going to work on before the campaign: Foster an atmosphere that is a conducive environment to jobs, jobs, jobs," Beach said a day after the special election to fill a vacancy created when Chip Rogers quit before he even started what was to be his next term. "We need lower taxes and less regulation. I said that since day one of the campaign, and that's what we are going to work on," the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce president and CEO – and soon to be state senator – said. Beach hopes the election is certified before the …
Only 9,501 of the more than 88,000 registered voters in District 21 decided who would represent eastern Cherokee, Milton and part of Alpharetta in the General Assembly for the next two years.
Brandon Beach not only carried Fulton County in the special election for the vacant state Senate District 21 seat, he also held the lead in Cherokee County in unofficial results filed with the Georgia Secretary of State's office. Beach, an Alpharetta resident, even beat Sean Jerguson of Holly Springs in the Holly Springs precinct by 14 votes, picking up 102 votes to his opponent's 88. While only 5.6 percent of the 34,646 registered voters in the Fulton County portion of the district cast a ballot in the special election, more Cherokee County voters showed up the polls to cast ballots in Tuesday's special election than election officials anticipated. More than 10 percent of the 75,212 registered voters in Cherokee County's portion of Senate…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In unofficial vote totals posted on the Georgia Secretary of State's website, low voter turnout is easy to see even in early returns.
Update @ 10:00 p.m.: With all Cherokee and Fulton precincts reporting, Beach has 58 percent, or 5,470 lead over Jerguson's 42 percent, or 4,031. Update @ 9:40 p.m.: With 12 out of 15 precints reporting in Fulton County, Beach has a 80.64 percent, or 1,545 vote lead over Jerguson's 19.36 percent, or 371 votes. With all 26 precincts reporting in Cherokee, Beach has a 51.75 percent, or 3,925 lead over Jerguson's 48.25 percent, or 3,660. Update @ 9:00 p.m.: With 25 out of 26 precincts reporting in Cherokee, Beach maintains at 51.75 percent, or 3,925 lead over Jerguson's 48.25 percent, or 3,660. Patch is still waiting on numbers from Fulton County, but overall Beach maintains a 56 percent, or 5,127 vote lead over Jerguson's 43.6 percent, or 3,…
In unofficial results, Brandon Beach leads former State Rep. Sean Jerguson in the State Senate race while the State House race heads to a run-off.
With all precincts reporting in Cherokee and Fulton counties, it appears Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach leads former State Rep. Sean Jerguson in the Georgia Senate District 21 special election. However, the Georgia House District 21 race will head to a Feb. 5 run-off. Beach appears to have defeated Jerguson with 58 percent, or 5,470 votes, compared to Jerguson's 42 percent, or 4,031 votes. Just in Cherokee, Beach received 51.75 percent, or 3,925, over Jerguson's 48.25 percent, or 3,660. Beach's lead in Fulton County was more evident as he received 81 percent, or 1,545, over Jerguson's 19 percent, or 371 votes. While all the votes in the House District 21 race has been counted, neither of the four …
Voters in the Georgia House District 21 and Georgia Senate District 21 will choose between candidates vying for both seats.
Today is the special election to fill both the Georgia Senate District 21 and Georgia House District 21 seats. Polls will open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in parts of Cherokee County, Alpharetta and Milton for voters to choose the next person to be sworn into those seats. Voters in the state Senate District 21, which includes the eastern half of Cherokee County, Milton and part of Alpharetta, will choose between former State Rep. Sean Jerguson of Holly Springs and Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach of Alpharetta. Voters in House District 21, which includes parts of Holly Springs, Canton and southeast Cherokee County, will choose between Republicans Scot Turner, Brian Laurens, Kenneth Mimbs and Democrat…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Candidates for the Georgia Senate District 21 have brought in tens of thousands of dollars into their campaign war chests.
Money is pouring into Tuesday's special election race for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat. The race, hotly contested between Holly Springs resident Sean Jerguson and North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach, an Alpharetta resident, is the source of nearly $50,000 in contributions made in its short lifespan of one month. Jerguson has raised $20,158 and has spent $694.43, which leaves him with $19,463.57 cash on hand. Beach has raised $25,250 during the short period, $11,038.14 of which he reports as being carried over from the July 2012 Republican primary. That bring his total contributions to $36,813.14. The Alpharetta resident has nearly spent as much as he's taken in. Beach is reporting expenditures totaling $…