Politics

Fayette GOP officer Ross says he hasn’t decided to support Democrat Pota Coston

Bob Ross speaks to a Tea Party forum in November 2012. Photo/File.
Fayette County Republican Party official Bob Ross is keeping his eyes open for the potential support of candidates in political races in Fayette County.

Fayette appeals district voting

The Fayette County Commission is petitioning the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in an effort to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that forced district voting to elect commissioners and board of education members in future elections.

The board of education last week voted 3-1 to also appeal the case, but for now district voting remains in play for the current 2014 election season. Read More»

Fayette Commission to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Commission will be filing its formal appeal of a federal judge's decision in May 2013 to toss out at-large voting in favor of district voting, The Citizen learned Wednesday afternoon. Read More»

No black candidate for BoE in new minority district

6 in race for 2 BOE seats; McCarty and Brown face commission opposition

Adjusting to district voting is proving to be a challenge for both political parties in Fayette County. Read More»

2 Dems enter BoE races; 3 former PTC mayors to battle for Brown’s Post 3 comm. seat

2 Dems enter BoE races; 3 former PTC mayors to battle for Brown’s Post 3 comm. seat

Thursday a.m. Update: 2 more Democrats qualify for Post 5 seats

The Fayette County Democratic Party has announced two more candidates qualified yesterday.

They are county commission Post 5 candidate Pota Coston and Post 5 Board of Education candidate John Culbreth. Coston will face incumbent Republican Allen McCarty and Culbreth will face Incumbent Democrat Leonard Presberg.

See earlier story below for previously qualified candidates: Read More»

Logsdon becomes first candidate to qualify

Steve Brown will face at least two challengers for his Post 3 seat on the county commission in the May primary.

Former Peachtree City mayors Harold Logsdon and Don Haddix have announced they would also seek election to the seat currently held by Brown, who was re-elected as chairman by his fellow commissioners earlier this year.

Logsdon, Haddix and Brown have already qualified for office to run as Republicans as of 4:30 p.m. The local Democratic Party has not qualified any candidates as of 4:30 p.m. but expects to do so this evening and tomorrow morning. Read More»

Qualifying is this week for Coweta primary races

Qualifying is this week for Coweta primary races

Qualifying for Coweta County’s May 20 primaries and the Nov. 4 general election is set for this week. Qualifying begins Monday, March 3, and runs through Friday, March 7.

The two seats up for election on the Coweta County Commission include the District 2 seat held by Tim Lassetter and the District 3 seat held by Bob Blackburn. Both commissioners said they will seek reelection. Read More»

New map means confusion for some candidates, voters

Members and supporters of and attorneys for the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP pose outside the federal courthouse Feb. 18.

NAACP hails judge’s decision as ‘historic win-win’; new map creates district to ensure a minority candidate will be elected in Fayette

The switch to district voting for Fayette County Commission and Board of Education elections will prevent about 60 percent of Fayette voters from casting ballots in four local races during the May primary and the November general election. Read More»

Brown wants term limits for commission

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in a January 2014 photo.

The Fayette County Commission will vote Thursday on a recommendation to apply term limits to existing and future commissioners.

The restrictions would limit commissioners to serving no more than two consecutive four-year terms. Proposed by Commission Chairman Steve Brown, the restrictions would be made retroactive to those holding office since 2011, which would include Brown and fellow commissioner Allen McCarty. Read More»

Qualifying opens for local, regional political posts

Qualifying starts Monday for local and regional offices in the primary and general elections that will be held later this year.

Interested candidates must qualify with their respective party, not at the county’s elections office.

The Fayette County Republican Party will be open at its headquarters at 174 N. Glynn Street in Fayetteville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For information call 770-716-1545. Read More»