The Georgia Republican Party Executive Committee today named Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jenny Eckman to replace Charles Wyatt on the ballot for the Harris County Commission. Wyatt was running for re-election as District 1 Commissioner, but was disqualified after he pleaded guilty to two counts of bribery and violation of oath of office on Monday.
Wyatt was indicted back in May, and suspended from office in July by Governor Deal. His felony conviction two weeks before the election made him ineligible to run for re-election, forcing the state party committee to choose his replacement. Eckman is opposed in the race by former Probate Judge Martha Chewning, running as an independent.
Note: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Eckman does indeed have competition for the commission seat.