The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be facing Smyrna-Vinings, Cobb County and metro Atlanta.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Smyrna-Vinings Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Transportation Investment Act: Voters from the 10-county metro Atlanta region decide whether to impose a one-percent transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax for the next 10 years that will fund a list of 157 transportation improvement projects. The tax is a hot topic in Smyrna-Vinings as well as throughout metro Atlanta. District 11 U.S. House of Representative: Congressman Phil Gingrey (R) faces a redrawn district full of new constituents and three challengers to his seat…
Two of the three Republicans trying to become Cobb's next clerk of Superior Court were given the unanimous go-ahead Monday from the Cobb Board of Elections, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Joan Davis and Rebecca Keaton are still contenders in Cobb's race for Superior Court clerk, the Marietta Daily Journal reports. With one member absent, the Cobb Board of Elections voted 4-0 to allow them to stay in the Republican primary in the July 31 elections following separate challenges made last week, the newspaper says. The challenge against Keaton—made by Marietta lawyer Michael Carvalho—alleged that Keaton qualified to run with the Cobb Republican party on May 24. Carvalho said that on the following day, Keaton filed paperwork claiming Jason Shepherd as her running mate, even though Cobb election rules say qualifying and turning in a name for running mate must happen on the same day. Then, Carvalho said, there were alterations on …