State House District 72 Special Election

The Political Insider writes that the field to replace State Rep. Dan Lakly has been set:

Three Republicans and a Democrat have qualified as candidates in the Dec. 18 special election to fill the vacancy created by the death of state Rep. Dan Lakly of Fayette County.

Lakly, 65, died of a heart attack in October.

Secretary of State Karen Handel said four candidates met the noon Wednesday deadline for submitting their names and a $400 fee for the House District 72 contest:


  1. Icarus says:

    I’ve been out of that area for a while, but this race could be more interesting than most would expect.

    Steve Brown is the only candidate of the four to hold elective office. He was dusted in his re-election bid for Peachtree City mayor, receiving only about 25% on both the first ballot and runoff elections.

    However, given that PTC is a very large part of this district, if Brown is able to get into a runoff with Kevin Madden, and given that Brown’s Republican credentials are often questioned, it’s quite possible that a democrat could end up representing one of the most Republican house districts in the state.

    Just got to love the dynamics of special elections.

  2. juliobarrios says:

    The big question is not whether a Democrat will win the runoff, it’s whether a Democrat will be in the runoff.

  3. CobbGOPer says:

    Steve Brown. Who dug that guy back up? I thought he was sent to the political graveyard by Harold Logsdon.

    Hmm. I wonder if he’s Joel Maclehannon’s (sp?) candidate, I heard he was trying to stick his nose in down there. Better watch that poaching, Joel…

  4. Barb says:

    Steve Brown is the big dawg in the bunch now. He’s the former mayor of Peachtree City and has a reputation for knowing the issues and taking straight to the good old boys.

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