Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The successor to the late Bobby Franklin has been sworn in to fill out the remainder of his term.
John Carson, a CPA with SunTrust Bank, succeeded former state Senator Robert Lamuttin a runoff election to fill the Dist. 43 seat held by the late Rep. Bobby Franklin. Carson was sworn into office as the new state representative for House District 43 on Nov. 1, at 10:30 am in the House Chamber of the Georgia State Capitol. The oath of office and swearing in was given by Judge Tain Kell. If you need to contact Carson, here's how: John Carson, House District 43, (R-Marietta) Local office: 3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, Ga. 30066. 404-575-2785. State office: 607-F Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, Ga. 30334. 404-656-0287. Email: email@example.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A political newcomer and a former legislator will square off against each other Oct. 18.
Former state Sen. Robert Lamutt's campaign supporters had high hopes as they gathered at the Paradise South of the Border Mexican restaurant on Sandy Plains Road to wait for election results Tuesday night. But it was first-time candidate John Carson, an accountant with SunTrust Bank, who edged out Lamutt in the special election for state House District 43 in Northeast and East Cobb. Because no one in the five-candidate election won a majority, Carson and Lamutt advance to a heads-up runoff Oct. 18. Here are Tuesday's final, unofficial results, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's Office, including 92 early-in-person and 146 absentee-by-mail ballots: Total votes cast: 2,248 According to Beth Kish, registration manager at the Cobb …
Northeast Cobb Patch and East Cobb Patch will have coverage of the election results and candidate reaction.
Voters didn't let rain deter them from casting a ballot today in the special election to fill the state House District 43 vacancy created by the July death of Rep. Bobby Franklin. Fourteen precincts in Northeast Cobb and East Cobb opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. as voters choose among five candidates, all Republicans, as was Franklin. Nancy Gresham, a polling officer at the Lassiter High school precinct, said 13 voters cast ballots before 11 a.m. At the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church precinct, 61 voters cast ballots before 11 a.m., poll officer Steve Goff said. According to Beth Kish, registration manager at the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, 92 people voted early in person, and 146 cast ballots by mail…