Secretary of State makes final decisions on election complaints, Sheridan withdraws – The Cherokee Ledger-News: Top Stories

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Secretary of State makes final decisions on election complaints, Sheridan withdraws – The Cherokee Ledger-News: Top Stories

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has concluded that three of the six candidates for the Nov. 5 special Senate election were eligible to run for office; however, one of those three qualifiers withdrew his bid for the seat.

Candidate Dean Sheridan, of Woodstock, announced Oct. 12 that he would no longer continue his campaign for the State Senate District 14 seat due to the challenges he and his family would face from what he called “a prolonged campaign.”

“My greatest fear is that by continuing my campaign in effect I/we together will leave the door open for a candidate in this District 14 race that does not hold our values, our ideology, and our core principles and split the upcoming vote in District 14,” he said.

Kemp confirmed Oct. 21 that he received an official notice of withdrawal from Sheridan on the evening of Oct. 18.

Elections and Registration Supervisor Janet Munda said her office also received the official notice that Sheridan has withdrawn.

The candidates still vying to replace former Sen. Barry Loudermilk, who resigned to run for Congress, are: Nicole Ebbeskotte, of Woodstock, Matt Laughridge, of Cartersville, Christopher Nesmith, of Adairsville, Dwight Pullen, of Canton, and Bruce Thompson, of White.

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