Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis filed on June 2 to run the House District 80 seat, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.
Davis, a 46-year-old lawyer and a Republican, will resign his post as mayor.
He will face lawyer Loren Collins, who calls himself a “Bull Moose Republican” and who filed June 1 for the post that had been held by former Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven), according to the Secretary of State’s website. Jacobs resigned the seat last month after he was appointed to a judgeship.
Other candidates have announced plans to run in the July 14 special election for the District 80 seat, which represents Brookhaven and a part of Sandy Springs.
Qualifying for the seat closes at noon Wednesday, June 3.