BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – ***UPDATED : WED. MARCH 7, 2018*** Qualifying week has officially begun in Fannin County. Many statewide seats are up for election in 2018, including the Georgia gubernatorial seat, which will have no incumbent, and the Georgia House of Representatives for the 7th District seat, which is currently held by Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston.
Locally, we will see candidates face off for the seat of Fannin County Post 2 Commissioner, currently held by Larry Joe Sosebee, and two Fannin County Board of Education seats, currently held by Bobby Bearden and Steve Stanley.
The Fannin County Board of Elections and Registration have a busy week of officially qualifying candidates for these elections. Currently, the following contenders have qualified and will be seen on the May primary ballot:
For Post 2 Commissioner, Dixie Carter has qualified to run on the Democratic ballot. Incumbent Larry Joe Sosebee and challenger Glenn Patterson have each completed the qualifying process to run for Post 2 Commissioner on the Republican ballot.
One of the two Fannin County Board of Education seats that will be voted on in the November General Election will be sought by Bobby Bearden as incumbent and challenger Marvin Allen on the Republican ballot.
Incumbent Steve Stanley will seek the second of the two Fannin County Board of Educations seats and will be challenged by Mike Sullivan. Both will be on the Republican ballot in the May General Primary.
The May General Primary will be held May 22, 2018, with a voter registration deadline of April 23.
Qualifying will continue through this week, ending March 9 at noon. All persons wishing to participate as a candidate in the 2018 election will need to qualify by this time.
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