Former Braselton mayor Pat Graham has announced that she is withdrawing from a state senate race.
Citing personal reasons, Graham said she won’t seek the District 47 state senate seat — which includes Barrow, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, and portions of Clarke, Elbert and Jackson counties.
Qualifying for the seat — currently held by Ralph Hudgens, who is running for state insurance commissioner — will begin April 26, with a primary election set for July 20 and general election ahead Nov. 2.
Candidates Kelley Gary, Hoschton; Shane Coley, Winder; and Doug Bower, Oglethorpe County have announced their plans to qualify for the District 47 seat.
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