Scot Turner, Brian Laurens to debate in State House District 21


Scot Turner, Brian Laurens to debate in State House District 21


Scot Turner and Brian Laurens will be at theHolly Springs Train Depot in Holly Springs on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of a debate hosted by the Cherokee County Republican Party. According to the debate’s Facebook page, the candidates are expected to, “discuss and debate the issues that matter to the Cherokee voters.”

Anyone wishing to submit questions to be asked during the debate is welcome to do so, provided they e-mail their questions to before 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.

Turner and Laurens were the two biggest vote-getters in the Jan. 8 special election, but neither candidate earned the 50 percent plus one majority needed to claim victory. A runoff election will be held on Feb. 5 to determine which of the two men will represent District 21 in the State House of Representatives.

Due to the runoff election, District 21 will be unrepresented in the State House for some weeks after the assembly is sworn in. Brandon Beach will represent District 21 in the State Senate following his defeat of Sean Jerguson in the Jan. 8 election.

For some background on the election, you might wish to read these articles:

Here’s my perspective on Republican candidate and political consultant Brian Laurens. gives some history on the campaign trail shenanigans of Brian Laurens.

Finally, the Perspicacious Conservative tells you about her recent experiences with Brian Laurens as he campaigns for election to the Georgia State House.

Make of it what you will.

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