The primary run-offs are now finally over. with strong backing and money from the Chamber of Commerce.
He won against challenger Bill Byrne who almost won but with lacking funds could not quite pull it off.
Rebecca Keaton won handily against challenger Skelton. She was the best choice for a job that really should be appointed.
In the 4th Cobb Commissioner Seat newcomer Lisa Cupid to be the new commissioner. I wish her luck and hope that she will be a strong voice on the Commission. She will have to be there to balance off the the fourth estate, the unelected Chamber of Commerce that has way to much influence.
My last column and folks I met on the street complained about the rules governing who can vote for which election to wit: Those who voted Republican could vote for County Commissioner Chair but if they voted Democrat for the District 4 seat, they could not then vote in the run-off election on the republican run-off for Commissioner Chair and vice versa.
It sounds like something is wrong because we are in turn dis-enfranchised because the opposite party does not have a candidate in those respective races. This is common in the state and other states that have the same sort of system.
Hopefully, both political parties will always try to at least put a name on the ballot and make some effort to run candidates. That is easier said than done because it costs lots just to qualify.