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Final 2010 Election Updates

The election is over, the race is run. I lost the race, another won. To all my supporters, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your help, advice, and prayers were most gracious.


Trick or Treat?

Early voting is almost over, Halloween is upon us. This election year we need to ask the question, "do we get a treat, or will politicians trick us again?" Tuesday, November 2, is your last chance to decide.

Final Two Weeks: Your Vote is Your Voice!

The final two weeks are upon us. Hoping to schedule a real debate with my opponent Craig Lutz. Interested neutral parties, please apply. Don't miss ¡Su VOTO es Su VOZ! this weekend!

 October 16, 2010

Lutz and Godfrey Joint Public Appearance, October 18

Thanks to Dr. Douglas Young and the Politically Incorrect Club of Gainesville State College, Mr. Craig Lutz, my opponent in this election, and I will appear together to discuss issues and answer questions at their October 18th, 2010 meeting. It is currently set for Room 140 in Education Building II. Dr. Young says the meeting is open to the public, so those wishing to attend are clearly welcome. Dr. Young's telephone number and email address are on his college web at page

 October 1, 2010

Meetings and Money

With this break between academic quarters I am just finishing up office visits with several members of the county staff. It was very kind of them to make time for a private citizen, but that's the kind of people I found them to be, dedicated, caring people interested in serving the public. Today is the day for financial disclosures in the campaign. That is, to list all the contributions and all the expenditures. So far, all my expenditures have been mostly out of pocket, so that will be easy for me. Tonight will be the second in a series of open meetings seeking ways to get civility back into government. It is at the Spout Springs library, and everyone's positive input is solicited.

 September 30, 2010

Decision Made: Lutz vs. Godfrey

It is now decided: Mr. Craig Lutz versus Dr. Paul Wayne Godfrey. Congratulations to Craig for being his party's nominee. I urge everyone in South Hall to compare our credentials and past performance when deciding for whom to vote. Our county needs a sound economic footing and the commissioners of the county can be a positive part of that. A vote for me guarantees that positive contribution.

 August 15, 2010


Group seeks to energize Latino voters

Latino voters were encouraged to remember that their vote counts at a panel discussion Saturday hosted by the GALEO Institute of Leadership.

October 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections

Race for county commission seat gets heated

Craig Lutz, Republican candidate for Hall County Board of Commissioners Post 1, answered questions about his campaign contributions and military record during a debate Monday at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.

October 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Elections

Flowery Branch council votes Yardley as mayor pro tem

Flowery Branch is on mayor No. 3 this year as it goes through a busy year of elections and City Council turnover.

September 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Elections

Hall board's closed meeting details to be released

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to release the details of a Sept. 8 executive session discussion about the Glades Reservoir at its work session today.

September 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Candidates challenge Hall board's closed discussion

Commission hopefuls Scott Gibbs and Craig Lutz are challenging the Hall County Board of Commissioners' move to authorize $3 million in sales tax dollars toward the Glades Reservoir project.

September 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Big shift coming to Hall County commission

When it comes to the Hall County Board of Commissioners, three is the magic number.

September 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville delays reservoir mediation

At the request of the city of Gainesville, mediation talks between the city and Hall County concerning the Cedar Creek Reservoir may have to wait.

September 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Party, issues define South Hall commission race

After two elections, the ballot is finally set for the big show in November. Republican Craig Lutz will face Democrat Paul Wayne Godfrey in the contest to become the District 1 commissioner and represent South Hall County. This is the first time political-newcomer Godfrey has entered the race. Lutz—who has weathered the primary and a runoff election—said Godfrey will be a different kind of opponent. He said he will likely have ...

August 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections

 2010 Elections Guide

Up next: the Sept. 21 special election to fill vacancies primary runoff. After that, the Nov. 2 general election.

August 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Elections

Lutz beats Banks, faces Godfrey in November

Craig Lutz beat incumbent commissioner Bobby Banks in Tuesday's runoff for the District 1 Republican nomination on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections

Banks, Lutz in runoff for South Hall post on board

On Tuesday, voters will have a second chance to pick their Republican nominee for the District 1 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections

Banks and Lutz look forward to election

It's down to two men as Bobby Banks and Craig Lutz try to get their messages out as they head into a runoff to become the Republican nominee for District 1 commissioner.

July 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections

Banks, Lutz headed to runoff for Hall commission post

Bobby Banks faces an Aug. 10 runoff to preserve his District 1 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners against former Flowery Branch City Councilman Craig Lutz.

July 20, 2010 | By Jeff Gill and Melissa Weinman, | Elections

Flowery Branch considers Sept. 21 special election

A special election to fill a seat vacated by Flowery Branch City Councilman Craig Lutz could be held Sept. 21.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ballot set for July 20 primary as qualifying ends

The week of qualifying for the July 20 party primary for Hall County races ended with a whimper Friday.

May 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections

Qualifying ends for Jul. 20 primaries

Only three Hall County offices will be contested in the July 20th primaries... and a candidate who said he was withdrawing from one of the races just hours after qualifying Monday—is back in it.

Friday, April 30th 2010 at 2:04pm | Ken Stanford

Some races get crowded as qualifying begins

Three of Hall County's current representatives in the state House qualified to run for another term Monday.

April 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections

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