Four qualify for special election for commission seat

Four people have qualified so far for the March 16 special election for the unexpired term of Roger Crossen for the District 3 seat on the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners.

They are:

• Jonathan Bagley.

• Shane Day.

• John Thomas, a realtor and former member of the Whitfield County Board of Education.

• Chad "Bubba" Young, a former University of Georgia football player and insurance agent.

Bagley and Day could not be reached immediately Thursday afternoon.

The race is nonpartisan, but candidates can declare a party. All have declared the Republican Party.

Crossen passed away last year. His term expires at the end of 2022.

Qualifying continues today from 9 a.m. to noon in the elections office of the county courthouse, with a qualifying fee of $270.

Commissioners must reside in the district they represent. District 3 is mainly in the northwest part of the county.

Anyone with questions can call the elections office at (706) 278-7183.

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