Mag­is­trate Judge

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Jean Crane, In­cum­bent

The in­cum­bent mag­is­trate court judge is hop­ing to take on a third term in of­fice in this com­ing round of elec­tions.

Jean Crane, who first ran in 2004, will seek the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion in May lo­cally

“I feel like our of­fice has done a great job of get­ting or­ga­nized,” she said. “We have our sys­tem where we han­dle things in an or­ga­nized man­ner and I think things are work­ing.”

Randy Gro­gan

Gro­gan, a res­i­dent of the Hightower Falls Road area, has filed his in­ten­tions to run for the Polk County Mag­is­trate Court po­si­tion.

A vet­eran of 13 years with the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Correction­s and 1993 Of­fi­cer of the Year, this is Gro­gan’s first foray into cam­paign­ing and he ad­mits to learn­ing while he goes.

He said he wants to run to help bet­ter Polk County.

“I think Polk County de­serves bet­ter than what we have, and no one else seems to want to step up,” he said.

Gro­gan plans to qual­ify for March as of press time. He said the job might have him feel­ing like a “fish out of wa­ter” but he said if elected he plans to learn fast.

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