With qualifying set for a special election this November, a second candidate has emerged in the state House race for Dacula’s District 104.
Tim Puckett, a lifelong resident of the area who retired as Dacula’s postmaster, plans to seek the post, which Donna Sheldon resigned from in order to focus on a 2014 congressional campaign.
“I consider myself to be a public servant and hopefully helped many people during my time there,” at the post office, said Puckett, who now works for Tim Stewart Funeral Home.
With his mother as a retired educator and both of his children now working as teachers, Puckett said education is a key issue for him.
“I am running on a platform of ‘common sense’ with conservative values,” said Puckett, who lives outside of Buford. “I desire to continue to be a servant to mankind. I solicit your support and prayers as I keep working for you.”
On Friday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that a candidate qualifying period will be held Sept. 16 through 18 for the race, which former GOP Chairman Chuck Efstration is also running in.