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Incumbent Fulton Sheriff, Tax Commissioner Face Election Challenges

Ted Jackson of Alpharetta runs to keep his seat as sheriff, while Johns Creek's John Jamont tries to unseat the incumbent tax commissioner.

Before you say a Democrat can't get elected in North Fulton, remember that the Sheriff, an Alpharetta resident, did that in 2008 and is seeking to keep his post this year. Of course, it's a countywide race so it's not quite the same thing.

Sheriff

Five Democrats are seeking the Sheriff's office in Fulton County, with a retired chief of police, a sheriff's deputy, a retired sheriff and minister, and a sales professional all having qualified.

Theodore "Ted" Jackson of Alpharetta, Democrat (incumbent)

Frank L. Brown of Red Oak, Democrat

Curtis S. Farmer of East Point, Democrat

Charles Shelton of Atlanta, Democrat

Richard Lankford of College Park, Democrat

Tax Commissioner

Anyone owning property thinks of the Tax Commissioner's office as they get their tax bill and pay their taxes. This year, Fulton voters choose between the incumbent and two challengers, all Democrats. And one of them is from Johns Creek:

Arthur E. Ferdinand of Atlanta, Democrat (incumbent)

John Jamont of Johns Creek, Democrat

Royce John Morris of Atlanta, Democrat

Solicitor General

The Solicitor General is charged with ensuring that all traffic, misdemeanor and ordinance violation cases in Fulton County are prosecuted. The incumbent has one challenger.

Carmen Smith of Atlanta, Democrat (incumbent)

Teri Walker of Fairburn, Democrat

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