Check out this list of (potential) winners.

Lynne Riley resigned from her post as a State Representative to become the next revenue commissioner, so there has to be a special election to replace her.  Excited? These guys are because they are your potential replacements:

(names after the jump)

Christine A. Austin
Party: Libertarian
Email: [email protected]
Age: 44
Occupation: Homemaker
Qualified Date: 11/19/2014

Bradford Jay Raffensperger
Party: Republican
Email: [email protected]
Age: 59
10335 Belladrum
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Occupation: Licensed Professional Engineer
Qualified Date: 11/19/2014
Phone: 770-667-3131
Website: www.bradforgeorgia.com

Royce M. Reinecke
Party: Republican
Email: [email protected]
Age: 62
9830 Farmbrook Ln
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Occupation: Engineer/Retired
Qualified Date: 11/21/2014

Kelly Leigh Stewart
Party: Republican
Email: [email protected]
Age: 48
101 Oakland Hills Ct.
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Occupation: Self Employed
Qualified Date: 11/21/2014
Phone: 404-422-3673
Website: www.electkellystewart.com

Paul Troop
Email: [email protected]
Age: 72
4945 Walnut Grv
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Occupation: Retired Journalist/PR Executive
Qualified Date: 11/21/2014
Phone: 770-613-0900

9 comments

      • Harry says:

        Why should we get rid of resign to run? If campaigning for another office, especially a statewide one, they obviously don’t have time to fulfill the duties of their current office. Even if not required by law, they should resign. George W. Bush resigned as governor of Texas to run for president. John McCain didn’t resign his senator position to run for president. Some of us pay attention to these things.

        • Yeah but in a special election – consider the fact that Riley just ran for re-election and is now gone. No one could plan for this eventuality. It would be one thing to enforce resign-to-run for regularly scheduled elections (still not sure on that one) but for specials seems fair.

  1. northside101 says:

    HD 50 is among the most affluent districts in the state (Johns Creek of course being a high income area), and it is reliably Republican. The district (under current boundaries) averaged 68 percent Republican in the 2010 statewide partisan contests and gave Romney 63 percent against Obama. Earlier this month, Rep. Riley got 70 percent in the district, while Perdue got 63 here in the Senate race and Governor Deal 64 percent.

    The Republican electorate here might be labeled moderate, in part because the district backed Romney over Gingrich in the 2012 GOP presidential primary (45 percent Romney, 34 percent Gingrich), and Rick Santorum, the high priest of social conservatism, got only 14 percent in the district. In the GOP US Senate primary, Handel won a plurality here but in the runoff, Perdue prevailed here over Kingston by about 3 points. The district voted 78 percent in favor of Sunday retail alcohol sales in 2011.

    • Bobloblaw says:

      Most likely the district is made up of Yankee transplants who are economically conservative and don’t make social issues a priority.

  2. Tom Taylor says:

    From firsthand experience with this during my run for State House, as soon as you qualify as a candidate you are out of the current City Council seat wheter you resign or not.

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