Special Elections Called For HD100, HD104, HD127, SD14

Special elections will take place on Tuesday November 5th for open seats. House District 100 (Brian Thomas (D-Lilburn)), House District 104 (Donna Sheldon (R-Dacula)), House District 127 (Quincy Murphy (D-Augusta)), and Senate District 14 (Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville)). Gwinnett County will also have a vote on a SPLOST renewal on November 5th, coinciding with the special elections in HD100, and HD104.

According to Access North Georgia, qualifying will be held September 16-18, I assume at the Secretary of State’s office in Atlanta.

9 comments

  1. Harry says:

    The political class always manages to schedule a sales tax vote for an off-year election. Where’s the tea party on this?

  2. John Konop says:

    Does anyone know what we spend on special elections? Why do officer holders need to resign when running for another office? If they do resign for another office why not make them pay the cost of holding the special election? Similar to the concept with coaches having buy out penalties when they move on to a better coaching job. Like a coach you should be able to move up……but that does not mean you should be able to leave tax payers on the hook for the bill.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      There are advantages to requiring resignation. It for instance deters professional politicians by discouraging fishing for new full time offices from the safe waters of an elected part time office.

      Full time high paying political office leads to hacks like Ralph Hudgens, an Insurance Commissioner whose prime objective is obstructing health insurance. Who knew that history will find the Ox a good commissioner relative to Hudgens?

      FWIW, when it’s demonstrated that Obamacare is not the total disaster it was made out to be, with faults that the GOP was proud of refusing to remedy and that hurt the people it would most help, Hudgens will retire in 2017 at ~75 years of age. Opponents and less than enthusiastic supporters meanwhile will be cherry-picking and sanitizing their roles and history.

      It was the March on Washington for JOBS and Freedom. Conservatives vigorously opposed it all, and generally still oppose the working class. Conservatives were on the wrong side of history on social security and segregation, like they’re on the wrong side of history with respect to same sex relationships.

      Consider

  3. Bill Arp says:

    I agree. That’s why I have no idea why Ed Lindsey decided to step down from whip. He cod have really helped his district being in Leadership. If he cannot multi task he may want to consider not being in the General Assembly. I would rather have a representative committed to his district, not a campaign.

    • John Konop says:

      Stepping down as whip did not cost me money, a new special election does…….I get off loading some work, while running for office…..this is all about the pocket book to me.

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