Get ready for three open-seat House races in Atlanta | Political Insider blog

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Apr

Get ready for three open-seat House races in Atlanta | Political Insider blog

Margaret Kaiser, a 10-year veteran of the statehouse, said she plans to step down when her terms ends next year to run for Atlanta mayor. The race to succeed her has already begun, with local attorney and Democratic booster David Dreyer announcing his candidacy on Twitter.

And LaDawn Jones, who was locked with Mayor Kasim Reed in a bitter fight over annexation, announced just before the session’s end that she wouldn’t run for re-election so she could spend more time with her family.

That might not be all. State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, is in the hunt for a judgeship. And a few other seats could open by 2016.

The fight for [Tyrone] Brooks’ seat will come even sooner. A special election will soon be scheduled to fill the remainder of his term.

And Todd Rehm over at Georgia Pundit notes at least one candidate is already waiting in the wings: Brooks’ son Tyrone Brooks Jr.

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