Last week, out of the blue, a press release in the name of state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers declared that the Cherokee County lawmaker had received re-election endorsements from every Republican in the north Fulton legislative delegation.
Brandon Beach, member of the state transportation board. AJC file
Now we know why Rogers felt the need to put the information out there.
This morning, Brandon Beach, president of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and a member of state transportation board, announced that he would challenge Rogers in the July 31 primary.
Beach, who was narrowly defeated by John Albers of Roswell in a 2010 race for the Senate, named jobs and transportation as his top two priorities – but apparently expects dissatisfaction in the local education community to provide much of the spark for his campaign.
Beach, from the press release:
“We have excellent schools in Cherokee County and North Fulton because of dedicated parents, teachers and principals.
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