Getting to know candidates before Tuesday

Published 7:21 pm Friday, May 18, 2018

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had several calls from concerned Troup County residents, who were worried because they didn’t feel like they knew much about the local or statewide candidates running for public office.

We hope that today’s paper will help alleviate that problem.

Inside today’s paper, you’ll find at least a tidbit of information on all of the races you’ll see on the ballot Tuesday when you go to the polls.

We’ve talked to candidates for the Troup County Commission Chairman position and the district 7 seat on the Troup County School Board.

We also talked to the candidates for House Seat 133, although that preview ran in Friday’s newspaper due to space.

Also, in today’s edition is a look at all of the other local races on the ballot. Many of the other truly local races are unopposed, at least in the primary, but we wanted to list them all so that voters would know what to expect when casting a ballot Tuesday.

We wrote on the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives races that include parts of Troup County, and on the U. S. House of Representatives District 3 seat.

This edition also includes a long list of all of the statewide candidates that you’ll see on the ballot, including the governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state positions.

There is a lot on the line Tuesday in the state of Georgia. We hope today’s edition helped you get up to speed on the candidates so that you can be a more informed voter at the polls.