Residents have a chance to meet three candidates on Aug. 21 runoff ballots.
But no, all three candidates say, they are not running as a slate.
"The fact that Tracey (Mason Blasi) and I are attending the same event is simply because we both are friends of Tom Witts and have both received Tom's support," State Court judge candidate Emily Brantley said in an email about the meet-and-greet, which Witts, a Snellville councilman has organized for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Summit Chase country club.
Brantley said she has not endorsed any candidate in the Superior Court race, which is between Blasi and attorney Kathy Schrader on the same day that Brantley will square off against Pam Britt for an open State Court seat.
And Blasi agreed, saying running as a pair isn't allowed under Judicial Qualifications Commission rules.
Commissioner Mike Beaudreau, who faces a runoff with Tommy Hunter on the GOP ballot the same day, is also expected to attend the meet-and-greet but said he also is running a solo campaign.
"With the run-off election just around the corner it would have been difficult for Tom to organize separate events," Brantley added.
Olens to speak at Republican Convention
On Wednesday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced five additional headliners who will address the Republican National Convention Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, including Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. More convention speakers, including the keynote, will be announced in the coming days.
Olens, former chairman of the Cobb County Commission, will represent Georgia as a delegate.
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