James Mills represented South Hall County in the Georgia General Assembly for nearly 18 years since his election in 1993. Mills recently retired from the legislature and accepted an appointment to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
With an incumbent who held office for that long, it’s not surprising that the race to succeed him attracted seven candidates. Changes in the area over that period are at the heart of campaign issues for the special election tomorrow. The Gainesville Times has an article today discussing the candidates and ran the candidates’ responses yesterday in a subscriber-only feature on line and in the paper. They also have a short feature listing the candidates and referenda in various special elections and municipal elections in their part of North Georgia.