Democrat resigns from Georgia House; special election set

ATLANTA (AP) — A Clayton County Democrat has resigned from the Georgia House of Representatives, triggering a March special election. Rep. Mike Glanton, of Jonesboro, served 14 years in the House in two separate stints. The Army veteran and minister stepped down days after being sworn in for an eighth term, according to a proclamation issued Monday by Gov. Brian Kemp, who set the special election for March 21. Candidates from all parties will run against each other, with a runoff later if no candidate earns a majority. Three other House seats and one Senate seat are currently vacant in the General Assembly. Voters could fill all four Jan. 31, or two contests could go to runoffs.

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