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Two races on ballot for Republicans
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Forsyth County News

Both Republicans and Democrats will have runoff races to decide during early voting for the Aug. 5 runoff election. Early voting begins Monday.

For Democrats, DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones faces 18-year Georgia legislator Jim Martin for the right to challenge Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss during the November general election.

The two were the front-runners of a five-man group that also included Dale Cardwell, Rand Knight and Josh Lanier.
Republican voters have two local races to weigh in on.

Charles Adams and Greg Allen face off for the right to be the next clerk of Superior Court. There is no Democratic opposition in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Doug Sorrells is stepping down after 12 years in the post.

Allen received 45 percent of the vote in the July 15 primary, with Adams drawing 34 percent. Walter Brown finished third with 21 percent of the vote.

In the other contest, which also failed to draw a Democrat, either Jim Boff or Julie Tressler will become the next District 5 representative on the Forsyth County commission.

The district, which covers Cumming and much of eastern Forsyth, is currently represented by Linda Ledbetter, who chose not to run again.

Boff took in 44 percent of the primary vote to Tressler's 35 percent.