The Marietta Daily Journal – Candidate withdraws from Ga Senate District 14 race

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Oct

The Marietta Daily Journal – Candidate withdraws from Ga Senate District 14 race

One of the candidates under fire about whether he is eligible to run for the District 14 state Senate seat in the Nov. 5 special election announced Saturday he is withdrawing from the race.

Dean Sheridan, 51, of Acworth made the announcement at the Cherokee County Republican Party meeting in Canton, where a candidate’s forum was held in the election to fill the seat vacated by Barry Loudermilk in his bid for Congress.

After a three-hour hearing in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi of the Georgia Office of Administrative Hearings said he would decide the fate of both Sheridan and candidate Matt Laughridge, 25, of Bartow County, in the next few days.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office asked the office to hold the hearing and make a recommendation in response to complaints filed by Canton resident Garrett Jamieson, who said neither of the candidates met the requirements to seek the office as laid out by Georgia’s Constitution.

Jamieson filed a complaint in September saying Laughridge wasn’t legally eligible because he had not lived in District 14 for a full year, and Sheridan wasn’t because he had an active tax lien placed against him by the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid business taxes.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Candidate withdraws from Ga Senate District 14 race.

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