There are some very important decisions Lawrenceville voters will have to make soon. Several key positions and issues will be on the ballots on July 31st and November 6th. Lawrenceville Patch will keep you up to date with everything you need to know about elections in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia and nationally.
U.S. Representative, District 7
Incumbent Rob Woodall of Lawrenceville will face a Republican primary run against David Hancock of Suwanee. The winner will then go up against the lone Democrat, Steve Reilly, in November.
State Senator, District 9
Incumbent Don Balfour of Snellville will have two Republican opponents in the primary in July. Travis Bowden of Snellville and Steve Ramey of Lilburn will try to take Balfour's seat. Lawrenceville's is the sole Democrat and will go up against the Republican winner in November.
State Representative, District 101
The seat in this newly drawn district is currently held by Valerie Clark. The Republican will face a challenge from Democrat Timothy Swiney of Lawrenceville in November.
State Representative, District 105
There will be both a Republican and Democratic primary for this open seat. Joyce Chandler of Lawrenceville and Damon Ladd-Thomas of Grayson will face off in the Republican Primary. For the Democrats, Renita Hamilton and Rashid Malik, both of Lawrenceville, will be on the primary ballot.
Lawrenceville Mayor and City Council
The qualifying period for these city offices is August 27th through the 31st. Post 1 and Post 2 will be on the ballot along with the Mayor. Post 1 is currently held by Marie Beiser and Post 2 by Tony Powell. This will be the first time Lawrenceville officials will be instead of two.
Lawrenceville Patch will have more on these and other races throughout the election season.