Charlotte Nash has said that it is "too early" for a formal announcement about whether she will run for re-election as chairman of the . However, she already is accepting campaign contributions targeted for 2012.
Also, Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks has several financial backers as he prepares to seek the District 1 seat currently held by Shirley Lasseter.
According to records with the Georgia Board of Ethics, Nash's re-election effort has contributions from Lake Lanier magnate and Suwanee resident Virgil Williams ($250 on Nov. 17, 2011) and prominent Suwanee businessman Richard Tucker ($1,000 on Nov. 17).
Also backing Nash financially is Suwanee CPA Laurie McClain ($150 on Nov. 17), who also has said she will seek the District 1 BOC seat. Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway contributed $101 on Nov. 17.
Contractor E.R. Snell, whose road projects include the recent , contributed $2,500 to Nash's effort on Nov. 4.
Former Georgia Department of Natural Resources chief Joe Tanner, who now heads an Atlanta government consulting firm, contributed $2,000 to Nash last June, labeled "primary 2012."
Brooks' backers include former Gwinnett BOC Chairman Wayne Hill of Suwanee; Hill contributed $250 in November.
Other Brooks supporters include:
- Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson ($250 on Nov. 16);
- Gwinnett Municipal Association executive Randy Meacham ($250 on Nov. 16);
- Preston Williams, CEO of the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau ($250 on Nov 16.). Brooks is a board member of the GCVB.
Lasseter lists only a $2,500 contribution from Oxendine Working for Georgia of Duluth last April. McClain lists no contributions.
Formal qualifying for BOC candidates begins in May.