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Candidates to announce bids for 2010 election
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Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Lithonia) of the fourth congressional district will make an official announcement of his bid for reelection today. Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones has made known his intentions to run for the seat, and DeKalb County Commissioner Connie Stokes and Lee May have expressed interest in running as well (all are Democrats). Republican Liz Carter has expressed her intention to run for the fourth Congressional seat as well.

From Rockdale County, resident Diana Williams will be running for the 43rd district State Senate seat currently held by incumbent Sen. Ron Ramsey (D-Decatur), who has said he will run again. Senate district 43 encompasses most of Rockdale County and the southeast portion of DeKalb County.

Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) of senate district 17, which includes portions of Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Henry and Spalding counties, announced last year his intention to run for a fourth term.

Rockdale Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness will announce her bid for reelection today.

State and local seats up for election this November include:  State Representatives (4 Districts: 92, 93, 94, 95), District Attorney of Rockdale County, Superior Court Judge, Rockdale County School Board (2 Seats: Posts 1 and 2).


Water and Sewer Authority discusses SPLOST projects

The Water and Sewer Authority board voted to seek $15 million in funds from any possible upcoming SPLOST for water projects, including creating at least a day's capacity of water storage and replacement of 75 miles of pipe. The board is also looking into hiring an attorney for legal advice in matters where the county attorney might have a conflict of interest.