Day One Election Qualifying Roundup
Check back with Smyrna-Vinings Patch throughout the day to see who's qualified.
Qualifying for state and county elections began Wednesday morning and some eager candidates have already thrown their hats into the ring.
Day One Recap
U.S. House of Representatives District 13
David Scott (incumbent)
U.S House of Representatives Distirct 11
Phil Gingrey (incumbent)
State Representative District 40
Rich Golick (incumbent)
State Representative District 32
Stacey Evans (incumbent)
State Senator District 6
Doug Stoner (incumbent)
Cobb County Commission Chairman
Cobb County Commissioner (District 2)
District Attorney Cobb County
Cobb County Superior Court Judge (there are 10 judges for Cobb County)
S. Lark Ingram (incumbent)
Tain Kell (incumbent)
Reuben Green (incumbent)
Nathan J. Wade (Green’s challenger)
J. Stephen Schuester (incumbent)
*Both Pearlberg and Poole are seeking the seat being vacated by Cobb County Supeior Court Judge Dororthy Robinson.
11 a.m. Judge S. Lark Ingram officially qualified this morning as a candidate for Cobb County Superior Court. She has held this seat on the bench since she was first elected in 1995.
Nathan J. Wade qualified for a seat on the Superior Court this morning as well. He's running against Judge Reuben Green. According to Wade’s website, he served the Cobb County solicitor’s office as an assistant solicitor before going into private practice.
Van Pearlberg is vying for the seat being vacacted by Judge Dorothy Robinson. The Cobb County assistant district attorney qualified this morning.
11:30 a.m. Stan Wise has qualified his candidacy for Cobb County's Public Service Commissioner. An incumbent, Wise has served on the Georgia Public Service Commission since 1995 and served as the commission's chairman in 1997, 1999, 2006 and 2011.
1:15 p.m. Incumbent Congressman David Scott has qualified for Georgia's District 13 seat.
Smyrna's incumbent state Rep. Rich Golick put in his bid for re-election this afternoon.
Incumbent candidate Reuben Green qualified for Cobb County Superior Court Judge. He's being challenged by Nathan Wade who qualified earlier Wednesday morning.
Rep. Phil Gingrey who also qualified this afternoon, has some competition for the District 11 seat. Michael Opitz, a mediator and arbiter from Marietta has thrown in his hat.
State Rep. Stacey Evans has qualified to run for her seat again. Evans has held the District 42 seat since 2010.
Several candidates qualified as Cobb Superior Court Judge candidates: Tain Kell, an incumbent; Greg Poole, who is running against Van Pearlberg for the seat Judge Dorothy Robinson is vacating; and J. Stephen Schuester.
6 p.m. Incumbent Cobb Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs was day one's last qualifying canidate. Check back with Smyrna-Vinings Patch Thursday for more qualifying action.