Georgia's 9th District soon may seek a new representative on the state's Department of Transportation board.
While candidates locally and across the state spent the past week declaring their intentions to participate in the July 20 primary, some also prepared for the final week of campaigning for an upcoming special election.
The week of qualifying for the July 20 party primary for Hall County races ended with a whimper Friday.
Here are the list of candidates who have qualified for the July 20 state primary. Note that many candidates have announced their are suspending their campaigns yet may still appear on the primary ballot.
Chad Cobb made his first bid for political office on Thursday when he qualified to run for the state House of Representatives.
Two of the three candidates to be Hall County's representative in the state Senate spent an hour and a half carving out their ideologies for anyone who would listen Thursday.
A Democrat on Wednesday entered the race to represent South Hall County in the state House of Representatives, but no Democrats have yet committed to any of the county's other local races.
Former Chestatee High School Principal Bill Thompson is taking a shot at politics.
Three of Hall County's current representatives in the state House qualified to run for another term Monday.
Candidates have been running for governor for more than a year, but the campaigns won't become official until this week when qualifying for July's Democratic and Republican primaries takes place.
On May 11, Hall County voters will take to the polls to choose replacement representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate.
Seven candidates vying for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives came together Friday for a debate that wasn't much of a debate at all.
Scott Gibbs announced Friday his bid for the District 3 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.
Hall County's business leaders got a chance Thursday to meet all the candidates in line to be Georgia's next 9th District representative in the U.S. House and Georgia's District 49 state senator.
With the May 11 special election just around the corner, the Hall County Young Republicans and Teen Republicans are bringing the 9th District U.S. House candidates to the Georgia Mountain Center tonight to tell voters where they stand on top issues.