Two more candidates qualified today to run in the Jan. 8, 2013, special election to fill two Georgia General Assembly seats.
State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) qualified today to formally start campaigning for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat, which is now vacant due to the abrupt resignation of former Senator Chip Rogers.
Jerguson had to formally resign from the Georgia House District 21 seat, which he was reapportioned into and subsequently won in the Nov. 6 general election, before running for the Georgia Senate.
His challenger, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, qualified for the seat yesterday.
It's the second time in one year in which Beach has launched a campaign for the Georgia General Assembly, just like Jerguson.
Beach earlier this year took on then-incumbent Rogers for the same Georgia Senate seat, which includes all of Cherokee County east of Interstate 575 and the cities of Alpharetta and Milton.
While Beach was able to raise quite bit of money and garner a lot of support, he was still defeated by Rogers with nearly 60 percent of the vote in the July 31 Republican primary.