Several high-profile races took shape in Barrow County as qualifying closed this week for July’s primary balloting, including three candidates who have qualified for chairman of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners. Incumbent Doug Garrison will be challenged by Danny Yearwood and Jim Beckemeyer. All three qualified as Republicans.
Qualifying closed Friday at noon. Voters have until June 16 to register to vote in the July 15 party primaries.
Candidates qualified either as a Democrat or a Republican.
Non-Partisan elections will be held in November. That will include the three judges of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. Judge Bob Adamson reportedly plans to retire. Curry Mingledorf of Winder has announced plans to seek Adamson’s vacated seat.