Sheldon Resigns From State House, All In For 10th District Race

There’s news this morning in the race to replace Paul Broun: State Rep. Donna Sheldon (R-Dacula) announced this morning she has resigned the State House.

DACULA, GA – Georgia State Representative Donna Sheldon (R-Dacula) today announced her resignation from the State House of Representatives in order to devote all of her energies to her campaign for U.S. Congress.

“I’m proud to have been a part of balancing Georgia’s budget in tough times, maintaining our triple A bond rating and creating an even better climate for small business here,” Donna said. “Now I am determined to take these experiences to Washington, D.C. to fight for the same things in Congress.”

The timing of Sheldon’s move will save taxpayer dollars by eliminating the need for a special election that would have been necessary had she waited to resign because there is already an election scheduled for November in her district.

“I informed the Governor and Speaker of my intentions yesterday,” Sheldon said. I am very proud to have represented my community for eleven years in the House and grateful beyond words to my friends and neighbors who have been so supportive of me.”

Gwinnett will hold a SPLOST vote on November 5th and it is expected that this special election, as well as the special election to replace Rep. Brian Thomas in House district 100 will be held at the same time.

Sheldon was on with Zoller and Bryant this morning:

Full Disclosure: I’m supporting Sheldon and have contributed to her campaign.

4 comments

  1. Jon Lester says:

    Without revealing my exact plans, which I expect to evolve a bit, I can tell you that I intend to make the most of the creative opportunities that the GA-10 and US Senate races will afford the district, particularly around Athens.

  2. northside101 says:

    Both districts (100 and 104) are basically polar opposites politically…Rep. Thomas’ House Dist 100, along the southside of the I-85 corridor in western Gwinnett, averaged (under current lines) 65 percent Democratic support for statewide candidates in 2010; even Johnny Isakson, who won a landslide 58 percent statewide in 2010, got just a third of the vote in HD 100. On the other hand, Rep. Sheldon’s district averaged 71 percent Republican in 2010 statewide contests (74 percent for Isakson) and 68 percent for Romney last November.

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