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Gwinnett County to hold special election
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Gwinnett County to hold special election

LAWRENCEVILLE – On Tuesday, March 15, Gwinnett County will hold their special election to elect a new chairman for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.

There are four candidates vying for this post, they are: former Gwinnett County administrator Charlotte Nash of Dacula, formal naval officer Larry Gause of Tucker, retired assistant chief of police Gerald Duane Kissel of Snellville and business owner Will Costa of Lilburn.  

This election is being held in wake of the controversial resignation of former Chairman Charles Bannister and the indictment, and eventual resignation, of his replacement, Kevin Kenerly.

Bannister resigned to avoid a perjury charge upon a grand jury investigation of unlawful land deals but was eventually cleared of all charges. Kenerly was indicted on one count of bribery and two counts of failure to disclose a financial interest in a company requesting county zoning ordinances.

If a run-off election is needed it will be held on April 12, 2011. The winner of this election will serve the last two years of the former chairman’s term.

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