Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday Tidbits

Darryl Hicks, candidate for secretary of state will file today with the intent on seeking the post of Labor Commissioner being vacated by Michael Thurmond who announced yesterday that he will seek the U.S. Senate seat held by Johnny Isakson.

Hicks will make a formal announcement next week during qualifying. Most recently, he served as the chief of staff to the chairman of Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia. Hicks was a 2006 candidate for Georgia Secretary
of State. He garnered an impressive number of statewide votes for a first-time
candidate, attracting nationwide attention, in both the primary and the runoff election.Before running for office, Hicks spent more than 20 years as a professional in the private sector in management with AGL Resources, parent company of Atlanta Gas Light Company. While a key member of AGL’s leadership team, Hicks served in several management posts, including operations manager, director of customer service, assistant to the chairman and CEO and director of government relations.

Yesterday Aaron Gould Senin of Gold Dome Live at the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Deputy Agriculture Commisisoner Terry Coleman (D-Eastman) was approached by democrats about seeking the post of Labor Commisisoner.

Coleman said: I’ve had people ask me both about ‘ag’ and labor, since labor just came up,” Coleman said. “It’s late in the game for some things and early for others. I’m considering it. You have to when folks that have an interest ask you to.”

In addition he is considering th Agriculture Commisisoner Post being vacated by Tommy Irvin, who's retiring after the 2010 year.

As reported last week Mike Freeman (D-Gainesville) abruptly left the 9th congressional race for reasons unknown. But yesterday, on Mike Freeman's fan page on facebook, a supporter sent a message to all of his supporters saying there was still a chance that Freeman will run for congress & could be re-entering the race soon. Stay tuned.

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