Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The commissioners hold their first Febuary 2013 meeting Tuesday.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners plans to consider some financial expenditures for public safety and emergency response items at their regular work session meeting Tuesday (February 5). The work session is scheduled for 10 a.m., with the regular business meeting set for 3 p.m. According to the work session agenda, Gwinnett Police are in line to accept a grant of about $108,000 from the Department of Homeland Security. Also, an additional $3 million is being requested by Support Services to purchase law enforcement and emergency vehicles to avoid a 2014 model year price increase. According to county documents, the Homeland Security grant would be used to purchase such items as helmets, face shields and portable lighting items for first …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The former Suwanee City Council member will attend his first Gwinnett meeting Tuesday.
Jace Brooks, elected in July to represent Gwinnett BOC District 1, will be sworn into office Monday, Sept. 17. According to a Gwinnett County news release Friday, Brooks will attend his first Gwinnett BOC meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Brooks, a Suwanee City Council member from 2002-12, will be filling the remainder of the term that was vacated when Shirley Lasseter resigned in May amid federal bribery charges. He was the only qualifier for the special election in November to fill the unexpired term. Brooks was elected in July to the full term that begins in 2013. District 1 represents Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill. “I’m grateful to take office now because District 1 needs and deserves an effective representative,” Brooks said in the Gwinnett…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The former Gwinnett County Commissioner and two others are scheduled to be sentenced for accepting bribes.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sentencing for former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. in federal district court in Atlanta. On May 31, Lasseter pleaded guilty to accepting $36,000 in bribes in 2011 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer to support a proposed development on Boggs Road. She faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Lasseter resigned from the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners the same day. Lasseter is a former longtime mayor of Duluth. Her Gwinnett district included Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill. Her son John Fanning and Carl “Skip” Cain of Flowery Branch pleaded guilty to participating in the bribery scheme as well as to drug trafficking. …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The recount requested by current Gwinnett County Commissioner Beaudreau yielded the same results as the runoff.
On Monday afternoon, incumbent Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau requested a recount after falling behind following a runoff. He trailed opponent Tommy Hunter in the race for the District 3 seat in a runoff on Aug. 21st by 57 votes. The recount was completed Tuesday evening at about 6:15, and the final result stands. Hunter has defeated Beaudreau by just 56 votes. Here are the numbers: Hunter will take office in January. He will be one of two new Gwinnett commissioners; former Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks will be the new District 1 commissioner. Update: The Georgia Secretary of State reported the updated results.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The District 3 incumbent trails Hunter in runoff totals by 56 votes.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Gwinnett BOC District 3 election drama is not over. Mike Beaudreau, the incumbent District 3 commissioner, has requested a recount after a close runoff with Tommy Hunter earlier in August. Gwinnett County spokesperson Joe Sorenson has confirmed this to Patch. Do you think Beaudreau will win the recount? Tell us in the comments below. Beaudreau currently is trailing opponent Hunter in last Tuesday's runoff election by just 56 votes. The Gwinnett GOP says the recount will begin Tuesday, August 28, at 4pm at Elections Headquarters in Lawrenceville. Sorenson expects the recount to be complete by the early evening. Lawrenceville Patch contributed to this report.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The former Suwanee City Council member plans to fill the remainder of the current term on the Gwinnett BOC.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Former Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks took the official step Thursday (Aug. 24) to taking office early as Gwinnett BOC District 1 commissioner. Brooks qualified to fill the remainder of the unexpired term that was left open when Shirley Lasseter resigned in May. No opposition is expected. Qualifying ends at noon Friday. "I am thankful and very humbled by the confidence the voters have showed in me," Brooks said in a statement. "I am looking forward to serving the citizens of this great county. Unfortunately, District 1 has been without representation on the county commission for the past 3 months. I qualified today for the special election so that I can begin serving the citizens of District 1 as soon as possible." A special …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The District 1 commissioner-elect plans to qualify for a portion of the current unexpired term.
Updated Aug. 2, 10:01 a.m. Jace Brooks, who has just been elected to the Gwinnett BOC District 1 term that begins in 2013, plans to get an early start in November. Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, said Wednesday that he plans to qualify for the Nov. 6 special election to fill out the current unexpired District 1 term that was left open when Shirley Lasseter resigned in May. He likely will face no opposition. Laurie McClain, Brooks' opponent in the July 31 GOP primary, said Wednesday that she does not intend to seek the unexpired term. The Nov. 6 special election in Gwinnett is necessary because Lasseter resigned with more than 180 days left in the term. However, if Brooks is the only qualifier for the special election, there …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The former Suwanee council member has 53 percent, to McClain's 46.9 percent.
Updated 11:11 p.m. Former Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks had the lead late Tuesday night over Suwanee accountant Laurie McClain for the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners District 1 seat. With 3,790 votes reported counted, Brooks had 53 percent of the votes, McClain 46.9 percent. This was with 9 of the 37 district precincts reporting. McClain, a Duluth resident, was a member of the citizens advisory committee for the Gwinnett County budget process. Brooks was a City Council member in Suwanee from 2002-12. He also held a fund-raising advantage of almost 3-1 on McClain, who never has held public elected office. "I'm not ready to say anything yet," Brooks said by phone from his campaign headquarters Tuesday night. Gwinnett BOC District …
Friday, July 20, 2012
A public notice is given about the event at Chocolate Perks on July 24.
Updated 2:17 p.m., July 20 Duluth city officials have notified the public that the mayor and council members may attend a campaign event soon for Gwinnett BOC District 1 candidate Jace Brooks of Suwanee. Duluth this week sent out a public notice that "there may be a quorum of the Duluth Mayor and Council" at an ice cream social for Brooks, who is opposing Laurie McClain for the post. The event will be at Chocolate Perks, 3160 Main Street, on Tuesday, July 24, 5:30- 7 p.m. -- Have you voted already for Gwinnett BOC District 1? Tell us in the comments below. The notice said that no official council action will be taken. Brooks said Friday that Duluth officials invited him. Duluth City Clerk Teresa Lynn said city officials had been invited to…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Brooks and McClain report more donations as they stump for the vacant District 1 seat.
Even as they campaign for office and advance voting is under way, Jace Brooks and Laurie McClain continue to raise funds in their effort to be elected to the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners. The latest campaign reports filed in state records show that Brooks, a former Suwanee City Council member, has taken a fund-raising lead of almost 3-to-1 over McClain, a Suwanee accountant. Both Republicans, they are seeking the vacant District 1 seat, which represents Suwanee and Duluth. -- Who do you think will be the new District 1 representative on the Gwinnett BOC? Tell us in the comments below. Brooks reports about $35,400 in cash contributions, McClain lists about $11,900. Brooks also has outspent McClain by a wide margin in cash on campaign …