Incumbents Stringer, Self and Poore qualify for primary race

Election 2018

DAHLONEGA, Ga. —  Incumbent District 3 Commissioner Rhett Stringer qualified to run in the May 22 General Primary late Tuesday afternoon and four more candidates tossed their hats into the ring in Wednesday qualifying.

Dennis Hoover (D) and Jeff Moran (R) qualified to run in the District 4 Board of Commissioners race.  Also, incumbent Board of Education Chairman Bobby Self (R) qualified along with Craig Poore (R), the incumbent Board of Education member in District 2.

There is also an important race for Georgia House of Representatives District 9 where incumbent Kevin Tanner (R), of Dawsonville, and Mark Hajduk (R), of Cumming, have qualified.

Other county commission candidates who qualified earlier in the week include Peri Lynn Gordon (D) in District 3 and Teresa Gay (D) in District 4. Incumbent Lynn Sylvester (R) qualified to run in the District 4 Board of Education race.

Rhett Stringer (I)


Craig Poore (I)


Peri Lynn Gordon



Teresa Gay


Lynn Sylvester (I)







The May General Primary will be held May 22, 2018, with a voter registration deadline of April 23.

Qualifying will continue through this week, ending March 9 at noon. All persons wishing to participate as a candidate in the 2018 election will need to qualify by this time.


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  1. rudy vickery March 7, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Peri Lyn Gordon thinks that 78% of Lumpkin County voters are deplorables.

    Teresa Gay is anti-NRA, pro-abortion & pro-gay. She thinks that if you support the NRA you’re a gun fanatic. She’s a follower of Michael Moore & believes the NRA is a terrorist organization.

    • Bill Johnson March 7, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Thank you for reading Fetch Your News, Rudy and for taking the time to comment.

    • Peri Gordon March 7, 2018 at 10:05 am

      OMG Mr/Ms Vickery you don’t know me or Teresa. I can tell you as a AR-15 owner, I personally support a person’s right to own a firearm as long as you are not mentally ill or have a criminal history. Speaking for myself, as far as abortion is concerned back in the late 1970’s after the Republican Nixon administration coordinated with the Supreme Court which had only one Democratic Appointee (Justice Byron White, whose vote was one of the two dissenting votes), to legalize abortion nationally, I was out there protesting and I think our voices were successful in stopping public funding of abortions. You should watch Michael Moore’s documentaries. You might actually learn something.

      • Bill Johnson March 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

        Thank you Peri for reading Fetch Your News. Your comments are always welcome and we appreciate them.

      • rudy vickery March 7, 2018 at 10:43 pm

        Peri Gordon, you sound defensive. There must be a reason for it. At least you didn’t deny thinking that 78% of Lumpkin County voters are deplorables. That was the only charge against you & you didn’t even address it. You danced. You rambled on & on about guns & abortions. I should watch Michael Moore’s documentaries so I can learn something? Thanks for showing your true colors. So you blocked me on fb or deleted your page? lol I rest my case.

  2. Teresa Gay March 7, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you for the coverage FYN! But the picture is my daughter Jennifer. Im much older. I can send you a recent photo if you want, but either way you should probably take down. Thanks Teresa Gay

  3. Sam Weiss March 7, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Interesting fact about Peri Gordon. I read her facebook post about the AR15 that she owns. This lunatic is running around her neighborhood treating to shoot her neighbors dog with the weapon. Glad I don’t live in her neck of the woods, real whacko!

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