Thursday, September 24, 2009

Darrell Black, a Democrat Qualifies for HD 141

Travis Fain at the Macon Telegraph reports that Business Owner Darryl Black has qualified to run for House District 141, which was vacated by Bobby Parham (D-Milledgeville) who resigned to join the board at the Georgia Department of Transportation. Black is the only announced Democrat to run for that seat, although the race is non-partisan. Here are a few tidbits:

Black, 56, owns Flooring America of Milledgeville, according to paperwork filed with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. He's lived in Baldwin County four years and lists himself as a Democrat, though technically the Nov. 3 special election to replace Parham, D-Milledgeville, will be nonpartisan.

Black is the only candidate in the race listed as a Democrat, and he said his party "will be mentioned in all my ads and speeches."
Others running are Rusty Kidd, son of the late Culver Kidd, who served as a state senator, 46 yr old Angela Gheesling-McCommon, executive diector of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Develpoment Authority & 22 yr old Casey Tucker, who is a recent graduate of Georgia College & State University.
. Since HD 141 is a democratic seat, expect that seat to remain in democratic hands, but special elections are unpredictable. Both Tucker & Gheesling-McCommon are listed as republicans, while Kidd as a independent.
So expect Democrats like State Senator Robert Brown, State Rep. James "Bubber" Epps (D-Dry Branch), Mack Jackson (D-Sandersville), & possiblr DuBose Porter, who is democratic house leader in the General Assembly to throw their full support behind Mr. Black, who will be holding a fundraiser up in Atlanta Today at Manuel's Tavern from 5:30 to 7:30.

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