Independent Candidate for Chair of County Commission Gets TV Coverage

Mary Norwood is an Independent candidate for Chair of the Fulton County, Georgia, County Commission. Richard Winger has a post on a video by a local CBS affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, about Norwood’s battle to gain ballot access as an Independent.

Mary Norwood is an independent candidate for Chair of the Fulton County, Georgia, County Commission. She needs 22,700 valid signatures by July 13. CBS TV in Atlanta has this story about her struggle to get those signatures.

Fulton County, Georgia, only had 206,160 votes cast for Governor in November 2006. Norwood’s petition hurdle, in practice, thus amounts to getting a number of signatures equal to 11% of all the people who voted in the important gubernatorial election. Also, she must pay a large filing fee, and all her signature sheets must be notarized. The reporter who wrote the story seems dumbfounded that Norwood is even attempting this petition drive.

Noorwood was also a candidate for Mayor of Atlanta in 2009. She had previously been elected to the City Council, in 2001.

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