A Cedar Shoals High School graduate says he will be a candidate for Congress: Clyde Elrod is a Democrat in Braselton. He says he will run for the 10th District Congressional seat now held by Republican Jody Hice.
A retired Navy Officer in Madison County says he will run for the state House seat that will open with the legislative retirement of Elbert County state Rep Tom McCall: Bruce Azevedo works as a realtor in Madison County.
Candidate qualifying comes to a close today in Jackson County: special elections will be held in March to fill the seats that opened with the resignations of former Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly and Hoschton City Councilman Jim Cleveland. Both stepped down in December after they became embroiled in racial controversies in 2019.