The Troup County Republican Party held a meet-and-greet for May 24 primary candidates on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Hollis Hand Elementary School. Republican candidates running in contested local races, along with nonpartisan candidates running in contested school board races, were invited to attend and speak.
In the interest of informing the public, the Daily News videotaped the candidates and presents the videos here. Any candidate who was unable to attend is invited to contact the Daily News at 706-884-7311 and schedule an time to come to the newspaper office at 105 Ashton Street to film a similar 5-minute (or so) stump speech.
This website will be updated on an as-needed basis. For a full list of candidates who qualified, click here.
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TROUP COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES
DISTRICT 5: John Asbell, Kendall Butler and Catherine S. Hunt
DISTRICT 6: Joe Franklin, Rodell Poole (did not attend videotaped meet-and-greet) and Dorothy C. Jennings.
TROUP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CANDIDATES
DISTRICT 2: Ellis Cadenhead and William H. Lee (did not attend videotaped meet-and-greet)
DISTRICT 3: Lewis C. Davis and Tripp Foster (did not attend videotaped meet-and-greet)
TROUP COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES
Countywide: Bill Hunnicutt IV, R. Shane Frailey and Ronnie LeFevers.
GEORGIA 3rd U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES
Countywide: Republicans: Samuel Anders of Newnan, Mike Crane of Newnan, Drew Ferguson of West Point, Chip Flanegan of Jonesboro, Richard Mix of Newnan, Jim Pace of Peachtree City and Rod Thomas of Newnan. Democrats: Tamarkus Cook, whose address was unlisted, and Angela Pendley of Grantville.
GEORGIA SENATE DISTRICT 28
Countywide: Matt Brass and Hayden Marlowe, both Republicans from Newnan.
To vote in the May 24 primary, citizens must be registered by April 26. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, a legal resident of the country, at least 17 ½ years old on the day of registration and 18 by election day, not serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude, and must not have been found mentally incompetent by a judge.
Area residents can register to vote at the Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Ave. in LaGrange, during weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Georgians can also register to vote online through the secretary of state’s secure website at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov.
Early voting begins May 2 and is available until May 20. Saturday voting will be held May 14. Anyone registered to vote in Troup County may cast early ballots at the Troup County Government Center in downtown LaGrange.
Mail-in absentee ballots are available now and may be obtained from the Troup County elections office in the government center. Call the elections office as 706-883-1745 for more information.