Friday, May 3, 2013
Small business owner and former adjunct law professor Gary Gerrard announced his plans to run Wednesday.
Gary Gerrard, an attorney and small business owner from Lexington, Ga., has announced plans to run for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, AccessNorthGa.com reports. Republican Paul Broun, who currently holds the seat, plans to run for Senate, as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced in January he would not seek a third term. AccessNorthGa.com quotes Gerrard as saying, “For far too long I have sat on the sidelines and watched politicians fail to represent the people who elected them. With a sluggish GDP, faltering job growth, and a Congress that refuses to come to grips with its addiction to overspending, it has become ever apparent Congress is broken." Others who have announced plans to seek…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sheldon has announced her inetntion to run for Rep. Paul Broun's open seat in 2014.
Wednesday, April 10
State representative Donna Sheldon will run for Congress in Georgia's 10th District in 2014, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, she announced on Tuesday. Broun will be leaving his seat in the House of Representatives to run in the Republican primary for Saxby Chambliss' spot in the U.S. Senate. Sheldon is not the only one interested in Broun's seat. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving a run "prayerful consideration." State Sen. Bill Cowsert, however, has announced that he won't seek the seat. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Thursday, January 31
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
While Barrow County has many uncontested races on Tuesday's ballot, voters were asked to decide between candidates for sheriff and the District 3 county commission seat.
Unofficial elections results show two incumbents will keep their elected positions — Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith and District 3 Commissioner Steve Worley have won their re-election campaigns. By the numbers With 24,354 votes cast in the sheriff's race, including absentee ballots and advance voting results, Smith received 19,099 votes (78.42 percent) to James Scott Sr.'s 5,236 (21.5 percent), with 19 write-in votes cast. Of 3,391 votes cast in the race for the District 3 seat on the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, Worley received 2,048 (60.4 percent) to Johnny C. Smith's 1,338 (39.46 percent), with five write-in votes cast. How Barrow County voted in the presidential race About 74 percent of Barrow County voters supported Mitt…
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
View election results for Barrow County's 16 voting precincts. These results are unofficial until certified by the Georgia Secretary of State's Office and do not include absentee and advance voting results. U.S. President Public Service Commissioner (to succeed Chuck Eaton) Public Service Commissioner (to succeed Stan Wise) U.S. Representative from the 10th Congressional District For State Senator from 47th District State Representative in the General Assembly from 114th District State Representative in the General Assembly from 116th District District Attorney of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit Judge of the Probate Court Clerk of Superior Court Sheriff Tax commissioner Coroner Chief Magistrate County Commission Chairman County …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
Despite chilly temperatures, Winder sisters stood outside a Barrow County polling location holding a sign in support of a candidate for Barrow County sheriff.
Meg Folsom danced around outside the Winder Community Center — one of several polling locations in Barrow County — on Election Day holding a sign in support of her uncle. Meg, who will celebrate her 10th birthday Wednesday, was joined by her sister, 16-year-old Courtney Jane Folsom. "We're showing our support 'cause we can't vote," Courtney Jane said. The sisters are nieces of Jud Smith, incumbent candidate for the office of Barrow County sheriff. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Barrow Patch is at the Barrow County Administration Building waiting for elections results. This article will be updates as results come in. Please note results are unofficial until certified by the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. 8:24 p.m. — Two of 16 precincts reporting with Romney with 1,057 to Obama's 295 and Gary Johnson with 43 votes. Precinct 9 (Winder Lions Club) and Precinct 8 (Holsenbeck) are the precincts reporting. 8:30 p.m. — Two precincts reporting with Jud Smith receiving 1,111 votes to James Scott Sr.'s 259. 8:40 p.m. — Two more precincts reporting for a total of four of 16. Romney received 360 votes to Obama's 109 and Johnson's 9 at Precinct 13, Winder Community Center. Romney has 345 votes to Obama's 141 and …