Local Politics


District 105 rematch headlines Gwinnett's state house races

Incumbent Joyce Chandler and Democratic challenger Renita Hamilton will square off for second time.

Commission candidates discuss taxes, fiscal responsibility

Incumbent Lynette Howard and challenger Jay Trevari outline issues facing the citizens of District 2.

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Congressional race pits ‘believer’ versus ‘patriot’

Incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall and democratic challenger Thomas Wight discuss their reasons for running and their top priorities if elected.

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Tax relief, responsiveness top priorities for state senate candidates

Democrat Timothy Swiney and Republican P.K. Martin are running for State Senate District 9.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett GOP ‘All fired up’

Republicans to host annual chili cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 25.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Outgoing state senator thanks constituents

Longtime lawmaker came in last in three-man primary.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: More than 700 Gwinnett voters cast ballots

Nearly 3,700 absentee ballots have been issued to date.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Public invited to submit questions for debate

All three gubernatorial candidates and all three senatorial candidates have confirmed their participation in the October debates.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressman calls for repeal of franking privilege

The bipartisan legislation is aimed at increasing government accountability.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressional candidate proposes two criteria for immigration

Thomas Wight, who is running for the 7th Congressional District, also said there should be no amnesty for those who violate immigration laws.

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Woodall: ‘No good options for dealing with ISIS’

Rep. Rob Woodall discussed the Islamic State at the Sept. 25 Rotary Club of South Gwinnett meeting.

According to Rep. Rob Woodall, the recent Congressional vote to support a military campaign against ISIS did virtually nothing to change American posture in that part of the Middle East. The vision presented by President Obama simply publicized existing policy.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Tax cap amendment wins support

The amendment would prohibit future increases in the state income tax rate.

Absentee ballots now available, voter registration deadline approaching

More than 1,500 ballots have already been mailed.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressman honored as 'Guardian of Small Business'

Rep. Rob Woodall touted as “true champion” for American small business owners.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates tout support from former Presidents

Candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn call on former White House occupants in bid to win Georgia Senate seat.

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