Candidates Apply to Replace Michael Brown in Gwinnett’s HD 98

Update: We’ve been told that Chris McClurg and John Westmoreland have dropped out of the running.

Following the unexpected passing of Michael Brown, the winner of the Republican primary in House District 98, the Georgia GOP defined a process for replacing him on the November ballot. According to the announcement, a subcommittee of the Georgia GOP will meet on Monday to interview prospective candidates.

We have been informed that the following candidates are on the list to be interviewed:

David Clark
Clint Dixon
David Hancock
Tommy Hughes
Jack McClure
Chris McClurg
Gary Pirkle
James Sanford
John Westmoreland

David Hancock lost in the primary to Brown. Tommy Hughes is a former Gwinnett County Commissioner. David Clark is the brother of Josh Clark, who previously held the seat. Chris McClurg is a lawyer who ran for judge in 2012 and lost. Gary Pirkle is the former mayor of Sugar Hill. James Sanford almost got into the primary to replace Clark, but deferred to Michael Brown.

I don’t have information on the other candidates, but I bet our commenters do.


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