Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Carrollton Republican in his third election in three months defeated Libertarian James Camp to earn the state senate seat.
Mike Dugan, a 20-year Army veteran and local building contractor from Carrollton, will soon be able to add state senator to his résumé. With all precincts reporting, Dugan posted a strong victory against Libertarian James Camp in a special election to determine the next state senator for District 30. Voters in parts of three counties—Paulding, Douglas and Carroll—were able to cast ballots. In Paulding, Dugan took 80.3 percent of the vote by earning 233 votes to Camp’s 57; voters from all four Paulding precincts favored the Republican candidate. The county saw 291 ballots cast out of 24,586 registered voters— a turnout of 1.18 percent. Douglas also was decidedly in Dugan’s corner. Results from the Secretary of State’s office showed that …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Early voting starts today in the State Senate District 30 Race, between Libertarian candidate James Camp and Republican candidate Mike Dugan, in a Jan. 8 special election.
Early voting starts today in the State Senate District 30 Race, between Libertarian candidate James Camp and Republican candidate Mike Dugan, in a Jan. 8 special election to ultimately determine the district’s next senator. In Douglas County at the courthouse on Hospital Drive; in Carroll County you can vote at the County Admin Building on College Street; and in Paulding at the new government complex on U.S. 278. Camp lives just outside of Temple has been employed as a senior IT technician for the past five years with a small IT consulting firm in Carrollton, according to his website. Dugan is a 20-year Army veteran and local building contractor, according to his website. Dugan replaces Bill Hamrick on the ballot. Hamrick, the Republican …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday’s runoff election was to select the Republican nominee for the senate seat impacting Paulding, Carroll and Douglas counties. Voters will head back to the polls next month to determine the district’s next senator.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Residents in Senate District 30 now know who they’ll see on their ballots in a special election next month. After precincts in Paulding, Carroll and Douglas counties had tabulated their votes, it was Mike Dugan, a general contractor from Carrollton, who had prevailed in Tuesday’s runoff to determine the Republican nominee in the District 30 race, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Dugan had 3,606 ballots while 2,857 votes went Bill Hembree, who earlier this year resigned from his reelection bid in House District 67 to pursue the Senate seat. Dugan had 55.8 percent of the vote to Hembree’s 44.2. But the three counties represented in the race were split on the candidates. In Douglas County, Hembree took 1,526 of the 1,894 ballots…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
None of the four candidates vying for the Republican nomination were able to secure over half the votes cast, according to unofficial results.
Two of four men vying to become the next state senator from District 30 will have about a month to convince voters that they’re the best choice for the Republican nomination. According to unofficial results on the Secretary of State’s website, Bill Hembree and Mike Dugan will advance to a Dec. 4 runoff to determine the GOP nominee for the office. The winner of that election will move on to face James Camp, a Libertarian, in a Jan. 8 special election to ultimately determine the district’s next senator. Hembree earned the most support in Tuesday’s special election at 27,565 votes, but the total was only good for 48.4 percent of the vote—not the half-plus-one share of the vote needed to avoid a runoff. Dugan’s vote total of 13,843 was good …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Five men are vying to become the next state senator for District 30, covering part of Douglas County.
One of four Republicans will face a Libertarian in a Jan. 8 special election to determine the next state senator whose district covers part of Douglas County. Qualifying for the special primary election to determine the Republican candidate for Senate District 30 ended Friday with the field unchanged from Thursday. Four men will be in the GOP race: Mike Dugan, a general contractor from Carrollton; Bill Hembree, who resigned from his reelection bid in House District 67 to pursue the Senate seat; Carrollton business consultant James Naughton; and attorney Glenn Richardson of Hiram, the former State House speaker who resigned in 2010 following a suicide attempt and the revelation by his wife that he had an affair with a Capitol lobbyist. The …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Four Republicans so far have entered the race to fill the withdrawn candidacy of Bill Hamrick. Qualifying for the Republican special primary election and a Jan. 8 special election to select the next senator ends Friday.
Republican voters in portions of three counties are set to weigh in on a special primary election on this year’s general election day following a state senator’s appointment to another position. Bill Hamrick, the Carrollton Republican who represented Senate District 30, was recently tapped by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as superior court judge on the Coweta Judicial Circuit. Prior to the appointment, Hamrick was on track to serve another term after facing no opposition in the July primary and having no Democrats nor independents seek the seat. District 30 includes a southern portion of Paulding County, most of Carroll County and a western portion of Douglas County. The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office on Monday announced the details of …