Trammell running for Von Epps’ seat

Third school challenger qualifies

by Sarah Fay Campbell

There are now three contested races for seats on the Coweta County Board of Education, one contested race for a state House of Representatives district that covers a portion of Coweta, and a contested race for the state Senate seat that covers Coweta.

Monica Terrell qualified Thursday to challenge Amy Dees, who currently represents District 1 on the Coweta County Board of Education. The other contested school board races are incumbent Harry Mullins and Jan Horne for District 3, and incumbent Graylin Ward and Linda Menk for District 4. Jan Horne was incorrectly listed as Jane Horne in earlier stories.

Bob Trammell Jr. of Luthersville qualified as a Democrat Thursday for State House District 132, which is currently held by Carl Von Epps, D-LaGrange.

Von Epps has not qualified as of Thursday. Republican Gene King of Gay has also qualified as a candidate for the House District 231 seat. King has twice previously challenged Von Epps.

District 132 includes the southwestern quadrant of Coweta, including some neighborhoods in downtown Newnan, as well as portions of Troup and Meriwether counties.

Democrat Cynthia Bennett is challenging State Senator Mike Crane, R-Newnan. Crane’s District 28 covers all of Coweta and Heard counties, and part of Troup and Carroll counties.

With just a few hours of qualifying left Thursday, there were no challengers to Coweta County Commissioners Tim Lassetter, who represents District 2, or Bob Blackburn, who represents District 3, State Court Judge Seay Van Patton Poulakos, U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland - R. Ga. Third District, or District 1 at large Coweta Board of Education member Larry Robertson.

Qualifying ends at noon today.

Candidates for school board and state court judge, which are nonpartisan offices, qualify with Coweta Elections Superintendent Jane Scoggins at the Coweta Board of Elections, located at 33 East Broad St. in the basement of the Coweta Administration Building.

Candidates for county commission qualify with the Coweta County Republican Party at 14 Greenville Street in downtown Newnan or the Coweta County Democratic Party at 8 Lee St., also in downtown Newnan.

Candidates for state and federal office qualify at the State Capitol in Atlanta.

For more information about qualifying, contact Scoggins at 678-854-0015.

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