A second candidate for the Georgia House District 21 seat has cut short his bid to become Cherokee County's newest elected official.
Bill Fincher, who serves as an assistant district attorney for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, has dropped out of the race to replace State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs), Cherokee County Elections Supervisor Janet Munda confirmed this morning.
Jerguson resigned the seat he was reapportion into and subsequently won in the Nov. 6 general election to seek the vacant Georgia Senate District 21 seat, which also became vacant after former Woodstock Senator Chip Rogers abruptly resigned.
Patch has reached out to Fincher and is waiting to hear back from the Canton resident.
Fincher's decision to end his candidacy comes on the heels of candidate Eduardo Correia being disqualified to run as it was discovered he didn't live in the house district.
The race now has Democrat Natalie Bergeron and Republicans Scot Turner, Brian Laurens and Kenneth Mimbs.
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Jan. 8, 2013 elections. Early voting starts on Monday at the Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration office in downtown Canton.