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Commission Seat, Two Judicial Races to Be Decided in Aug. 21 Runoff

Gwinnett County Commission District 3 race along with Gwinnett Superior Court and State Court positions to be decided in runoff election.

Gwinnett voters will return to the polls tomorrow to decide three races. A runoff election to fill the Gwinnett County District 3 Commission seat and two Gwinnett County judgeships will occur Tuesday, Aug. 21. 

In the Gwinnett County District 3 race, incumbent . Beaudreau, who is seeking his third term, fell just short of the majority vote needed to win outright during the July 31 primary.

Tracey Mason Blasi and Kathy Schrader are vying for the Gwinnett Superior Court judgeship being vacated by retiring Judge K. Dawson Jackson. 

Blasi, a Lawrenceville attorney, is a former Duluth Municipal Court judge.

Schrader, a Duluth attorney and mediator, is a past president of the Gwinnett Bar Association. She serves as an associate Municipal Court judge for the cities of Duluth and Sugar Hill.

Emily Brantley and Pam Britt are seeking to replace Gwinnett State Court Judge Robert “Bob” Mock, who also is retiring.

Brantley, a Suwanee resident, is an attorney in private practice in Gwinnett County.

Britt, a Lawrenceville attorney, is past president of the Gwinnett Criminal Justice Bar.

Both of the judges races had been five-way races in the July 31 General Primary.

Voting in Primary Runoff elections takes place in regular precinct locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

No voting will take place Monday, Aug. 20.

To find polling places and see both the Republican and non-partisan sample ballots that will be used in the Aug. 21 runoff election, visit the Secretary of State's My Voter Page. There is no Democratic runoff.

For more information about the runoff, see the list of frequently asked questions that accompanies this article.

The runoff election results will be available on the Secretary of State's Georgia Elections Results webpage on election night.

For inquiries about absentee ballots that have been requested but not arrived, contact the Gwinnett County Elections office at 678-226-7210 for voting instructions.

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Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 02:30 AM
and hubert did he hear from you? lol x 100
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 02:31 AM
M.K. it's not Gwinnett's fault...it's the new statewide system that is incredibly slow and confusing. Regardless of who one supports this new system does nothing but attract flies
Kristi Reed (Editor) August 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Results just updated again. With 38 of 39 precincts reporting, Hunter has 50.31 percent of the vote.
M.K. OSBORNE August 22, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Floyd we are back to agreeing on something ... people are gonna talk ! lol
M.K. OSBORNE August 22, 2012 at 02:37 AM
But ...If we all use the same system from the state , why are our results poor .
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 02:38 AM
hahahahahaha...it's the state's site...it was like this in the primary too. Just terrible. This is a cool election..hard to be closer.
M.K. OSBORNE August 22, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I know , the primary results trickling in took me back 30 years . lol
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 02:42 AM
This can't be possible... Where's Floyd to help us UNDERSTAND it all? I may not survive until my unmasking tomorrow... This posting brought to by "The Dacula Crew" Now faithfully and forevermore .... Insubordinate!
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 02:42 AM
no joke...I think they are still counting absentee by mail (of which I am one!!). Beaudreau won that 400-124 in the primary.
M.K. OSBORNE August 22, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I used to love hearing the individual precincts come in by name back then .
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I have an extra roll of tinfoil, if you feel the need to proceed... (Smiles)
M.K. OSBORNE August 22, 2012 at 02:46 AM
This just in ....... "R" has just endorsed Floyd ... Polls close at 7pm ...... oh wait its 10:45 ... oh well.
M.K. OSBORNE August 22, 2012 at 02:49 AM
They must of had to take there shoes off to finish the count .
Ed Varn August 22, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I smell a recount coming. This has turned into a cliffhanger.
Kristi Reed (Editor) August 22, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Hunter appears to have won by 56 votes. A recount would seem likely.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 03:01 AM
And for the record if anyone cares, I'm no John Linder either ... (Smiles)
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 03:02 AM
yep...it's close enough where provisional ballots could determine it...not likey but in theory close enough.
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 03:09 AM
lol
Jim Regan August 22, 2012 at 03:18 AM
So Floyd it'a 11:22, one precinct to report, Hunter's leading by 56 votes. Where's Beaudreau's landslide? Remember Mike doubled up his nearest challenger. Last precinct carries the election.
Kristi Reed (Editor) August 22, 2012 at 03:24 AM
All precincts are in now.
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Right here fella...I'll do my best to especially help you...it'll be a challenge but I am a dang good analyst and I'm sure I'm up to the challenge
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Jim..I know that you and facts (think jet noise) don't have a good relationship but at the beginning of the runoff period i told you and others that I had been in both positions in campaigns including one that very closely mirrored the one at hand. Think 2000...no incumbant but a very good parallel. Jim..again...you have trouble actually understanding what you post (think jet noise) but take a good look at the current results compared to the primary before you wax on like someone who knows what they are talking about. The real truth here is that Hunter didn't do all that great either. He did increase his vote total from the primary but with as small as a percentage as he got in the primary that was actually likely. But he didn't gain that much at all. Frankly I was expecting him to get about 700-800 more votes than he did. He won because about 3000 of beaudreau's vote did not return. Happened a lot like that in 2000. Was it TSPLOST? No one will ever know for sure but I doubt it as the primary factor...I think it was just like 2000...voter apathy. Personally It would have been better if Commissioner Beaudreau had only about 40-41 percent of the vote...doubling your competition sometimes can be a not so good thing. Waiting to review the precinct results before I say more but that's the obvious thing at the moment.
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 03:59 AM
By the way...provisional ballots have not been included but looking at the Primary results there were only 9 total provisional ballots counted. Mike won 7 of those but I can't see there being enough to make the outcome change. Cool election night. Hope everyone remembers this one as a great example as why we should ALWAYS vote.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Thank you, we "HACKS" can use all the input we can get ... (Smiles) And since its 8/22/12, can we continue on with the Chamber Funding issue now under discussion in Sabrina's article?
Floyd Akridge August 22, 2012 at 04:41 AM
R...I will most definitely be here to talk about the economics. I love it. But I'm getting up for work in less than 4 hours so it will have to wait a bit. In addition, it is possible that I will be at a dr appointment that will be very late in the afternoon if it happens so it may not be until quite late on Wednesday.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 04:49 AM
GOOD... Just pop over, I don't live on the Patch either... But just like Waldo I'm around. (Even as inviting as Kristi makes the site, to try to get us all to do so) Sincerely, The Dacula Crew
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Its the UGA grad staff.... (Go Yellowjackets!)
J. Morley August 22, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Congrats Tommy!
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew August 22, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Yes Congrats Tommy! Enjoy the confetti now, cause in a blink of an eye you'll be in that seat and the claim " I wasn't here when whatever (insert issue here) happened" won't draw you much slack at all. Who - Won't get fooled again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIHJ9RMAVGI Pick up my guitar and play (And pay taxes...) Just like yesterday Then I'll get on my knees and pray (We don't get fooled again,) YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Meet the new boss Same as the old boss
Floyd Akridge August 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM
congratulations to you as well.

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