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Field set for special election
Four vie to fill House vacancy
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Forsyth County News

It will be a four-way race for the District 22 seat in the state House of Representatives.

Qualifying ended last week for the Jan. 7 special election to fill the post previously held by Calvin Hill, who died Oct. 30 at age 66.

The district includes the southwest corner of Forsyth and parts of Cherokee and Fulton counties. There's about one year remaining in the term.

The field includes: attorney Nate Cochran, 37, of Alpharetta; teacher Meagan Biello, 31; Jeff Duncan, 52, a director of business development; and business owner Sam Moore, 37. Biello, Duncan and Moore are all Ball Ground residents.

Unlike regular elections, there is no party primary. While the election is non-partisan, the candidates' party affiliation — all four have identified themselves as Republicans — will be listed on the ballot.

A runoff election, if necessary, would be held Feb. 4.

To participate in the election, citizens must be registered to vote by Dec. 9.