As of Saturday, September 15, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's county commission will be full next week.
Jace Brooks will be sworn in as District 1 commissioner Monday, filling a seat left vacant by the resignation of Shirley Lasseter when she pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.
Brooks, a former Suwanee city councilman, was the only candidate to qualify for a November special election to fill the remaining months of her term. He won a July primary that determined he would begin a four-year term in January, as he has no opposition in the general election.
"I'm grateful to take office now because District 1 needs and deserves an effective representative," Brooks said Friday. "I'm looking forward to assuming the responsibility to help move Gwinnett forward in a positive direction."
After the 5 p.m. swearing in ceremony Monday, Brooks is set to attend his first Gwinnett Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday.
"We are pleased to have the board at full strength again and wholeheartedly welcome Commissioner Brooks to the commission," Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said. "He will play an important role as we deal with the issues facing Gwinnett County."