Rep. Carson Running for Re-Election
The Northeast Cobb Republican is seeking a full term in state House District 46.
Carson, a Republican who is an accountant with SunTrust Bank, announced Friday he is seeking a full four-year term from House District 46.
The new district covers much of the same area he currently represents in District 43. But the redrawn and renumbered district will add some areas of southeastern Cherokee County to his Northeast Cobb base after reapportionment during the 2011-12 General Assembly.
“It’s been an honor to serve the people of House District 43 in the General Assembly this session," Carson said. "It’s hard to believe it is campaign season again, since I just completed one in October, but I am excited to announce my campaign for re-election to the state House. I look forward to working hard and continuing to earn the trust and support of my district so I can keep providing solid, conservative leadership.”
Carson is filling out the unexpired term of Bobby Franklin, who died last year. In the 2012 legislative session, Carson introduced a bill that passed to repeal regulations he says saved Cobb taxpayers nearly $300,000.
No other candidates have announced for the District 46 race. Carson, who was elected in his first campaign for public office, defeated an all-Republican field in the special election, beating out former state Sen. Robert Lamutt in a runoff.
Qualifying for this election takes place in late May, and the primary is July 31.