Friday, August 24, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jace Brooks will get an early start in the District 1 commission slot.
Brooks was the only qualifier this week for the special election set for Nov. 6 to replace Shirley Lasseter.
Less than a month ago, the former Suwanee councilman won the GOP nomination for the next full term, which begins in January, and he doesn't face an opponent in the November general election. Now he also does not face an opponent for the special election.
It wasn't immediately clear when Brooks could take office -- if he can take the oath of office soon or has to wait until November. But he said he was looking forward to being sworn in.
Lasseter resigned May 31, the day she pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.
"I am thankful and very humbled by the confidence the voters have showed in me. I am looking forward to serving the citizens of this great county," Brooks said. "Unfortunately, District 1 has been without representation on the county commission for the past 3 months. I qualified (Thursday) for the special election so that I can begin serving the citizens of District 1 as soon as possible."