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Nash: Special Election Coming for Gwinnett BOC Post

The Gwinnett BOC chairman does not know a date, according to a media report.

Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said a special election will be held to fill the unexpired term of departed Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to a media report.

WSB-TV made the report in an interview with Nash that was taped Friday. According to the report, Nash does not know when the election will be held, but that it likely will not be before the July 31 primary. The term expires Dec. 31.

Also, the District 1 seat held by Lasseter will be vacant for Tuesday's possible vote on Briscoe Field privatization.

Lasseter, whose district included Duluth and Suwanee, resigned Thursday after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges. Her term expires Dec. 31.

The July 31 primary will determine the next District 1 commissioner.

Patch will have more coverage of this development.

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