The Gwinnett GOP swung into action this week to help a city council candidate best a Democrat.
While the Peachtree Corners race, like all local cities, was a nonpartisan contest, Jeanne Aulbach sides with the Republican Party, while her challenger Robert Byars ran in 2010 as a Democrat for a county commission race.
"The Gwinnett GOP was happy to assist Ms. Aulbach in identifying and turning out fiscally conservative voters who desire to see the new city of Peachtree Corners maintain its limited government promise," said Bruce LeVell, the Gwinnett Republican Party chairman, who set up a phone bank to help her campaign on Monday. "This party is serving notice that we will not cede any ground to the Democrats, whether it's for a municipal election or in electing the next president of the United States."
Aulbach won 63 percent of the votes in Tuesday's runoff, the highest margin among the four contests.
Last year, the local Democrat Party took credit for the victory of Kelly Kautz as Snellville's mayor, although Kautz has said she is an independent. The GOP, in turn, helped P.K. Martin in his re-election campaign for Lawrenceville City Council.
Brantley campaign event
Next week, local lawyer Emily Brantley will officially kick off her campaign for State Court judge.
Brantley is one of several lawyers who have announced their intent to run for the seat to be left vacant by retiring Chief Judge Robert Mock.
The get-together is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Wally Odum Party Shack at the corner of Duluth Highway and Norman Circle
More information about the event, which will feature dessert, iced tea, beer and wine, is available at www.electemilybrantley.com.
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