Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Duluth resident and Suwanee accountant congratulates her opponent Jace Brooks on his GOP Primary victory July 31.
Laurie McClain, who was defeated in Tuesday's Primary election for the Gwinnett BOC District 1 seat, congratulated her opponent Jace Brooks Tuesday on his victory. "Yesterday was the culmination of three years of preparation and dedication to a cause that I thought was crucial to Gwinnett. Although we came up short, I am so proud of my friends, my supporters, and my volunteers for sticking by me through it all," McClain, a Suwanee accountant, said in a Facebook post. McClain got 45.9 percent of the votes cast Tuesday, to 54 percent for Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member. A total of 12,212 votes were cast in the race. The race was too close to call late Tuesday evening. Brooks will take office in 2013. McClain, a Duluth resident, …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Former Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks picks up support in the Gwinnett BOC District 1 race.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Jace Brooks, candidate for the Gwinnett County Commission District 1 race, announced Friday (July 20) that top elected officials in Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill have endorsed his candidacy. Among the supporters: Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette, Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris and Sugar Hill Mayor Gary Pirkle, according to a news release from Brooks publicist Jeremy Brand. “For Gwinnett County Commission, the choice is clear -- Jace Brooks. I have served with Jace on the Suwanee City Council for 10 years, and his proven record speaks for itself. Just look at what Suwanee has been able to accomplish while we’ve cut taxes and spending. That’s why we need Jace on the County Commission,” Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette said. Brooks is a former Suwanee …
City issues possible quorum notice about ice cream social at Chocolate Perks July 24 for Gwinnett Commission candidate Jace Brooks.
Updated 2:48 p.m. Duluth city officials have notified the public that the mayor and council members may attend an upcoming campaign event for Gwinnett County Commission District 1 candidate Jace Brooks of Suwanee. Duluth this week sent out a public notice that "there may be a quorum of the Duluth Mayor and Council" at an ice cream social for Brooks, who is opposing Laurie McClain for the post. The event is scheduled at Chocolate Perks, 3160 Main St., in Duluth on Tuesday, July 24, 5:30-7 p.m. The notice said that no official council action will be taken. Brooks said Friday that Duluth officials invited him. Duluth City Clerk Teresa Lynn said whenever an invitation for the mayor and city council arrives at City Hall or there is a possibiity…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Brooks and McClain report more donations as they stump for the vacant District 1 seat.
Even as they campaign for office and advance voting is under way, Jace Brooks and Laurie McClain continue to raise funds in their effort to be elected to the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners. The latest campaign reports filed in state records show that Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, has taken a fund-raising lead of almost 3-to-1 over McClain, a Duluth resident whose accounting firm is based in Suwanee. Both Republicans, they are seeking the vacant District 1 seat, which represents Suwanee and Duluth, in the July 31 GOP Primary. The post was formerly held by Shirley Lasseter, who resigned. Brooks reports about $35,400 in cash contributions, McClain lists about $11,900. Brooks also has outspent McClain by a wide margin in cash …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Suwanee accountant and former Suwanee Council member already have qualified to run for Gwinnett County Commission District 1 in the July 31 GOP Primary.
The special election for the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners could become a contest between the people who already have qualified to run in the GOP Primary. Suwanee accountant Laurie McClain said Sunday that she intends to qualify for the special voting, and former Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks indicated strong interest in doing so. "I very much want to be the next District 1 county commissioner and the sooner the better," McClain, a Duluth resident, said in an email Sunday. "I fully intend to qualify for a special election as soon as I know the complete details." Brooks said via email that the timing of the special election would be a factor. "If the special election is held in July or August, then I would qualify for the …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Suwanee CPA McClain said Thursday that she will join the field for the seat currently held by Lasseter.
Another Suwanee figure intends to join the election field for the Gwinnett District 1 Commissioner seat in 2012. Laurie McClain, a CPA with an office in unincorporated Suwanee, said Thursday that she will run for the seat currently held by Shirley Lasseter of Duluth. Jace Brooks, a Suwanee City Council member, also has announced his intention to seek the District 1 seat. McClain said Thursday that she has been considering the move for about three years. She was a member of the citizens review panel for the Gwinnett commissioners' 2012 budget process. "I caught the bug," she said. "The more involved I get, the more interested I get. I decided to go ahead and go for it." As a member of the citizens panel, he had a special insight on the …