Brooks, McClain Qualify for BOC
Winner of this race in July 31 GOP Primary will represent Duluth and Suwanee on the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners.
Jace Brooks and Laurie McClain qualified for the District 1 seat on the Gwinnett County Commission to replace Shirley Lasseter, who had announced that she is not seeking re-election. Brooks and McClain will both run as Republicans in the July 31 GOP Primary. The winner will represent Duluth and Suwanee on the commission.
Brooks is an outgoing Suwanee City Council member, and McClain, a Duluth resident, has a Suwanee accounting business.
Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash of Dacula also qualified as a Republican. She has raised more than $30,000 toward re-election.
Brooks and McClain already have been actively campaigning and fund-raising. Brooks has raised over $12,000, and McClain has raised over $9,000. Nash has no opposition. No Democratic opposition has surfaced for Brooks and McClain.
Gwinnett Board of Education District 3 incumbent Dr. Mary Kay Murphy of Peachtree Corners qualifed to run in the Republican Primary. Jen Falk, a Berkeley Lake resident, qualified to run in the Democratic Primary.
Qualifying began May 23 and ended May 25. Advance voting for the Republican and Democratic primaries is scheduled July 9-27. The deadline to register to vote is July 2.