POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Two Gwinnett residents vie for write-in votes

Camie Young

Camie Young

Two Gwinnett County residents are asking voters to write them in on the ballot for Gwinnett Soil and Water Conservation district supervisor.

No one is on the ballot for the position, which is part of the general election on Tuesday.

David Griffith, a Central Gwinnett High School graduate, is a small business owner and U.S. Army veteran who served in three combat tours, including Grenada, the Gulf War and Bosnia. He describes himself as a tea party advocate and conservative.

Steve Ramey, a Buford High School graduate, is a small business owner and Vietnam veteran who served in the Marine Corps. The Lilburn resident ran unsuccessfully against state Rep. David Casas in the Republican primary earlier this year.

“Being a native of Gwinnett, I want to ensure that this county continues to prosper and grow, while ensuring that the clean water and woodlands tor hunting, camping and leisure that I grew up with are still a part of Gwinnett-life for future generations,” he wrote in an e-mail.

Chance to meet candidates

Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal will make his last stop along the Real Jobs for Georgia Bus Tour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Gwinnett Center’s Grand Ballroom.

Newt Gingrich is joining the Republican candidate on the tour. Other speakers will include U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, Attorney General candidate Sam Olens, Agriculture Commissioner candidate Gary Black, U.S. House of Representatives candidate Liz Carter, Commissioner of Labor candidate Mark Butler, state Superintendent of Schools candidate John Barge and Public Service Commissioner candidate Tim Echols.

The Gwinnett Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

One last thing

Another group of women got involved in this year’s congressional debate, along with the League of Women Voters.

The event last week was also sponsored by the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. The group has other social action and political awareness involvement in the community throughout the year.

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

Staff Writer Heather Darenberg contributed to this report.

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