Duluth, Norcross Candidates Qualify

Candidates Mark Gorman, Mark Williams to face each other in July 31 GOP Primary. Winner to challenge incumbent Democratic State. Rep. Pete Marin in November General Election. Incumbent State Rep. Brooks Coleman draws challenger in Republican Primary.

Two Republicans qualified to run for the District 96 state representative post in the July 31 GOP Primary. The winner will face incumbent District 96 State Rep. Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-Duluth, in the Nov. 6 General Election. House District 96 includes parts of Duluth and Norcross.

Running against each other in the GOP Primary for House District 96 will be Norcross carpenter Mark Gorman and Duluth resident Mark Williams, an owner of Norcross-based Printing Trade Company.

Marin is a business consultant.

Boundaries for House and Senate districts in the Georgia General Assembly, including H.D. 96, were redrawn as a result of the 2010 Census.

Incumbent District 97 State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, has drawn an opponent in the GOP Primary. Law student Robert J. McClure of Suwanee qualified to run for House District 97 as a Republican.

Another incumbent District 5 State Sen. Curt Thompson, D-Tucker, qualified to run for re-election. Also qualifying for the District 5 state Senate seat was Republican Gary Guan of Norcross, a translator. Thompson is an attorney. State Senate District 5 includes portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties including part of Duluth.

Qualifying with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office began May 23 and ended May 25.

Incumbent District 48 State Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, qualified. A businessman, Shafer has no opposition in his bid for re-election. The 48th State Senate District includes parts of Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

The deadline to register to vote in the July 31 Primary is July 2.

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