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Gwinnett, Barrow BOC chairmen qualify to run for another term

LAWRENCEVILLE - Both Gwinnett's and Barrow's commission chairman qualified Tuesday to run for another term.

Also filing paperwork for the upcoming election were two men seeking the school board seat held by Louise Radloff for 35 years. Both Snellville attorney Ralph Villani and Ravindra Kumar, a Lilburn man who is on the faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine, are running as Democrats. They will square off in the July 15 primary.

District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau also drew competition Tuesday in his quest for a second term. Lilburn Planning Director Doug Stacks filed paperwork to run against Beaudreau in the Republican primary.

The qualifying period ends at noon Friday.

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The following people qualified Tuesday for offices representing Gwinnett or Barrow counties:

State Representative, District 104 - John Heard, R (i)

State Representative, District 107 - Len Walker, R (i)

District Attorney, Piedmont Circuit - Donna Sikes, R

Barrow BOC, chairman - Doug Garrison, R (i)

Gwinnett BOC, chairman - Charles Bannister, R (i)

Gwinnett BOC, District 3 - Doug Stacks, R

Gwinnett Board of Education, District 3 - Mary Kay Murphy, R (i)

Gwinnett Board of Education, District 5 - Ralph Villani, D

Gwinnett Board of Education, District 5 - Ravindra Kumar, D