Seven candidates qualify for two House elections

[private]Seven candidates have stepped forward to qualify this week for two state House special elections that will be held on Nov. 7.

In Northwest Georgia’s House District 4, GOP activist Beau Patton and Kasey Carpenter, the owner of the Oakwood Cafe and Cherokee Pizza and Brewing in Dalton, have qualified for the Republican primary.

The predominantly red district has also attracted one Democratic qualifier:  Peter Pociask, a computer programmer.

The candidates are running to replace Bruce Broadrick, who recently resigned for health reasons.

In Atlanta’s House District 60, three Democrats have qualified so far to try to replace Keisha Waites, who resigned from the legislature to run for the Fulton County Commission.

They include De’Andre S. Pickett, an educator; healthcare consultant Kim Schofield; and Sparkle Adams, a military veteran who served as a city council member and mayor pro-tem in Forest Park.

Qualifying for these two special elections will end at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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