Early Voting Underway To Fill District 11 Senate Seat

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Thomasville, GA- Early voting is officially underway to fill former Georgia Senator John Bulloch's District 11 seat.

Thomasville, GA- The race is on to fill former Georgia Senator John Bulloch's seat.

Seven people have qualified to run in District 11.

Those candidates include: Republican Marshall Berman, Republican Dean Burke, Republican Brad Hughes, Republican Mike Keown, Republican Eugene McNease, Democrat Lisa Collins, and Libertarian Jeffrey Bivins.

Early voting will begin December 26th. The special election is scheduled for January 8th and there will be a February 5th runoff if necessary.

Thomasville, GA- Three people have announced campaigns in the race to fill former Senator John Bulloch's Georgia Senate seat.

Conservative Republican grassroots leader Brad Hughes will be running.

Dean Burke, a physician and City Council member from Bainbridge has qualified.

Both candidates are joined by former Republican Congressional Candidate and State Representative, Mike Keown.

Early voting will begin on December 26th and special elections will be January 8th.

"On election day, we will h ave 16 precincts voting," said Phillip Henry, the elections supervisor for Thomas County. "Pavo, Barrwick, Boston, and Gatllin Creek will not be voting in this election."

Senate District 11 includes Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole and Thomas County.

The last day for candidates to qualify in Atlanta will be on Wednesday at noon.

Thomasville, GA- A longtime Georgia Senator is resigning.

Republican Senator John Bulloch from Ochlocknee made the announcement to Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday.

Senator Bulloch was hospitalized back in October for meningitis, but it's unclear at this time if his health played a role in his decision to step down.

A special election is scheduled for January 8th to fill the Senate seat for District 11.

"Senator Bulloch has been an outstanding Senator for this area and he's a well respected man in this area so it will be tough to find somebody to fill his place," said Phillip Henry, the Thomas County Elections Supervisor.

Bulloch held this seat since 2002 and during his time has served as chairman of the Senate committee that handles agricultural policy.

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