POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Recall effort due Wednesday

Camie Young

Camie Young

What is good news for two commissioners may be bad news for Gwinnett's commission chairman.

Randy DeVault, a Dacula man who began applications for recalls of Chairman Charles Bannister and Commissioners Mike Beaudreau and Shirley Lasseter, said he's dropped the bids against Beaudreau and Lasseter.

He said he wanted to focus on the 126,000 signatures needed to recall Bannister.

A 100-signature petition is due by Wednesday to complete the first step in the recall process. That would spur a 45-day effort to gather the signatures of 30 percent of the electorate.

DeVault set up an e-mail address and is looking for volunteers to work on his Recall Gwinnett Recall Committee. To contact him, e-mail gwntrecall@yahoo.com.

Political bash

Georgia FreedomWorks is planning a New Year's Eve party in Lawrenceville.

The group, which has been involved in health care protests nationally and the tax increase debate locally, is sponsoring the event with Georgia Tea Party Patriots.

A 20-minute documentary preview will be shows, and the event will also include music, food and a cash bar.

The party is planned for 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. New Year's Eve at Collins Hill Country Club on Camp Perrin Road in Lawrenceville. Cost is $10 a person or $15 a couple

Attendees must RSVP by Dec. 26, and can e-mail Joy McGraw at mcgrawjoy@gmail.com. Payment must be received by Dec. 29.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.