Results are in for day one of qualifying, and below are the candidates.
In state District 39 (Austell):
Anne Taylor (D)
In state District 38 (Austell):
Incumbent David Wilkerson (D)
In state Senate District 33 (Marietta):
Incumbent Sen. Steve Thompson (D)
In state Senate District (Atlanta):
Reginald Crossley (D)
Incumbent Horacena Tate (D)
In Cobb District 4 Commissioner race:
Lisa Cupid (D)
Dr. Michael Rhett (D)
Cobb Board of Education Post 3:
Karyn Harrison (D)
Gregory Gilstrap (D)
No candidates have qualified for the state Senate District 33, currently held by incumbent Sen. Steve Thompson, nor for Austell's 39th District House seat, according to the Georgia Secretary of State website.
However, incumbent Congressman David Scott has qualified today for his current seat as the 13th District U.S. Representative.
South Cobb has plenty of seats up for grabs this election year. Qualifying for the July 31 primary election is underway, starting on Wednesday at 9 a.m. until noon on Friday.
Already four candidates have announced their intentions to run for South Cobb’s District 4 commission seat, currently held by Woody Thompson. Lisa Cupid, Monica DeLancey, Dr. Michael Rhett and Connie Taylor have all publicly announced their intentions. Though several readers have told Patch that Thompson announced his election intentions, he has not yet announced it publicly or told Patch if he’s running this year.
As for South Cobb’s Post Three seat on the Cobb County Board of Education, current BOE Vice Chairman David Morgan seems to have a couple of challengers: Dr. Bobby Allen, a Shorter University professor serving on the Board of Directors for Imagine International Academy of Mableton and Karyn Harrison, who has lived in South Cobb for the last 30 years.
David Morgan’s wife, Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell), will also seek reelection. Morgan has represented the 39th district for the last decade. Anne Taylor, a former Mableton Improvement board member and Realtor who has owned a home in Mableton for the last 13 years, has already begun campaigning for the district representative position.
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