As we look ahead to the General Election on Nov. 6, Alpharetta-Milton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in the area. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as elections draw near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Sheriff: Theodore "Ted" Jackson of Alpharetta won the primary against four challengers. No Republican filed for this office.
Tax Commissioner: Anyone owning property thinks of the Tax Commissioner's office as they get their tax bill and pay their taxes. This year, Fulton voters once again chose incumbent Arthur Ferdinand in the Democratic primary. No Republicans ran for the office, so he will be unopposed on the General Election ballot.
Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, easily defeated his primary challenger, Bradon Beach, to retain his state Senate seat. Rogers has been serving as Senate Majority Leader.
State Sen. Johns Albers: A Democrat from Roswell, Akhtar Sadiq, has thrown his hat into the ring for the state Senate District 56 seat, guaranteeing a challenge for Albers, the Republican incumbent. Albers represents District 56, a with part of it in Alpharetta. Meanwhile, Alpharetta and Milton's other representatives in the state legislature won't face opponents. Milton's Jan Jones, the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, runs unopposed for her District 46 seat. Alpharetta's Chuck Martin, R-47, also has no opposition in either the July 31 primary or the November general election this year, so I'm close to calling those races.
Milton's Jan Jones retains her District 47 House of Representatives seat in the Georgia General Assembly, as she had no opposition.
Rep. Chuck Martin, R-Alpharetta, also kept his seat with no challenger having filed in this election.
House Resolution 1162: Gov. Nathan Deal chose Cherokee's first charter school as his platform to sign House Bill 797, which will restore the state charter schools commission if voters approve House Resolution 1162. The constitutional amendment, which will be voted on in November, asks voters if the state should have full authority to approve and fund local charter schools.