Politics

Jane Owens sets goals in GOP runoff for BoE Post 4

Post 4 BoE candidate Jane Owens. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Voters in the July 22 runoff for the District 4 Fayette County Board of Education seat will choose between Diane Basham and Jane Owens. The Citizen asked the two candidates to provide their thoughts on the issues they believe are pertinent in the July runoff election and how they would run their campaign. Basham’s comments were provided last week. This week it is Owens who was given the opportunity to have her say.

Owens, who came in third in the primary, entered the runoff race after second place vote-getter John Kimbell withdrew last week due to what he called a “job-related matter.” Read More»

BoE Post 4 GOP frontrunner Basham lays out vision

GOP runoff candidate Diane Basham. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Voters in the May 20 primary for the District 4 Fayette County Board of Education seat put Diane Basham in first place followed by John Kimbell in second place. The Citizen asked the two candidates to provide their thoughts on the issues they believe are pertinent in the July runoff election and how they would run their campaign.

Basham responded but Kimbell said he has withdrawn from the race. If determined to be official, the runoff will feature Basham and third place vote-getter Jane Owens. Read More»

In District 16 senate race, Harbin, Studdard say difference is experience

GOP senatorial candidates David Studdard and Marty Harbin. Photos/Contributed.

On July 22, south Fayette voters will have two choices to make for the next state senator for the 16th District to replace the retiring Ronnie Chance. Read More»

Kimbell pulls out of runoff for BoE

The Fayette County Elections Board worked to sign the election results following the election last week. From left are elections board members Marilyn Watts and Daryl Hicks, Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer and Elections Board Member Addison Lester. Photo/John Munford.

Numbers show McCarty faces fierce challenge in District 5

Fayette County voters answered some questions but left the future unclear for a number of would-be politicians during the May 20 primary election.

In a big surprise, the second-place finisher in the District 4 Board of Education Republican race has withdrawn from the runoff. Read More»

In Fayette, Brown wins; runoff election July 22 for Senate seat

Incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown won re-election Tuesday, avoiding a runoff despite a three-man field for the District 3 seat.

This was the only chance most Peachtree City residents will have to elect a county commissioner with the advent of district voting, which scraps the at-large format that allowed all county residents to cast votes for all five members of the county commission and the board of education. Read More»

Brown wins his PTC district; Harbin, Studdard in runoff for Ga. Senate

Confounding his vocal critics, Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in Tuesday Republican voting overpowered two former mayors of Peachtree City to win the Post 3 slot without a runoff with a 52 percent total.

Brown has no Democrat opposition in November, so he is assured of another four years on the commission.
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2014 primary election results

2014 primary election results

Steve Brown held off two opponents to win re-election to the Fayette County Commission, as all nine precincts have reported and he had a 321 vote spread with 52.6 percent of the District 3 vote over fellow former mayors Harold Logsdon and Don Haddix.

There will be a runoff for the Post 4 Republican primary as none of the four candidates won a majority of the votes. Diane Basham led with 948 votes at 38.79 percent followed by John Kimbell in second with 882 votes (36.09 percent). They will meet in the July runoff as Jane Owens finished with 360 votes and Mindy Fredrikson got 254 votes. Read More»

Sen. Chambliss delivers help for Fayette veteran, Westmoreland not so much

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA 3).

“To this day I’ve never heard from Westmoreland”
Rep. Westmoreland staffer sorry for snafu, blames omitted info
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Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Esther DeFranco, front, and Suzan Jindra cast their ballots in the primary election Thursday afternoon during early voting at the Peachtree City Library. Early voting ends Friday, May 16, with all precincts open for business May 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo/John Munford.

Coweta early voting ends May 16

The opportunity for Coweta County voters to take advantage of early voting is about to come to an end. May 12 through May 16 will mark the last time voters can weigh-in on candidates featured in the three contested races in the May 20 primary.

Superintendent of Elections Jane Scoggins said as of Thursday afternoon 553 Coweta voters had cast their ballots.

The only contested races will be found in three non-partisan seats on the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

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