Crotts v. Douglas

There is a rumor circulating in the 17th Senate district and in the halls of the capitol that a voter in that district may have filed a residency challenge against the Senate candidacy of the former Senate Ethics Committee Chairman, Mike Crotts. Those challenges are filed with the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office.

Georgia law clearly states that a candidate for the legislature “shall” live in the district one year before the general election in November. I am told that Crotts is using a Rockdale County address where other people actually live, rather than the address of the $800,000 home on GA Hwy 20 where we all thought he actually lives.

The plot thickens. Stay tuned.

12 comments

  1. UGA Wins 2005 says:

    It seems to me from a distance that there is one ethical lapse after another with Crotts. This is the guy who got a huge FEC fine during his Congressional race and now is said to not live in the district he is trying to run in? I recall somewhere too a story about him demanding a table be kept open for him at a local restaurant a few months ago because he is [was] a Senator and had a meeting that night with the Governor??????

    This guy is a joke and needs to go soon.

  2. McCain-Rice\'08 says:

    Mike Crotts alot of Respect from me after he said of Dylan Glenn: “I dont think the 8th District is ready for a black congressman.” I hope he looses, John Douglas is doing a good job…he’s not your run of the mill politician but he’s a good guy.

  3. debbie0040 says:

    I am neutral in this race but know Sen. Steve Thompson lists his business address as his residence and it has held up the residency requirement.

    I understand there are a number of anomalies like this under the Gold Dome.

  4. GeorgiaBoy says:

    The address that Sen. Thompson qualified with is his home address. The address on his campaign disclosures may be his buisness address but I’m not sure thats a big a deal.

  5. jacewalden says:

    I don’t know much about Sen. Thompson, but in the Douglas v. Crotts case, it seems that Crotts is claiming a residency in which he doesn not reside. And from the stuff that UGAWINS mentioned, it shouldn’t surprise us that this happened. It kind of seems like Crotts just expects to win simply because he used to hold the seat. I guess he’s in for a real shock.

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