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Thu May 16, 2019, 04:23 PM

Democrats eyeing top Gwinnett County commission seat in 2020

Political observers speculated that Gwinnett’s failed MARTA vote might be the final big victory for conservatives in a county whose electorate is rapidly moving in the other direction.

This week’s news that Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash won’t seek re-election in 2020 may be a big step to proving them right.

Nash, a Republican who has earned respect from both sides of the aisle, likely would’ve faced an uphill battle even if she’d run. Hers is a countywide position and, March’s lower-turnout transit vote aside, Democrats have dominated such elections in recent cycles.

With a majority on the county commission also at stake — and on the same ballot as 2020’s presidential election — Nash’s planned retirement couldn’t come at a worse time for the GOP.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/democrats-eyeing-top-gwinnett-county-commission-seat-2020/J4YSlwFLx12k8Z0xTU9cqO/

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