Scot Turner has announced plans to jump into the race to represent state House District 21.
Bill Fincher has not announced himself as an official candidate but said he is considering a run.
Jerguson has resigned the seat to run for the state Senate District 21 seat vacated earlier this week by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock).
Turner, a Holly Springs resident, ran against Jerguson for the House seat this summer and garnered 42.1 percent of votes in the Republican Primary.
A special election for the House seat and the Senate seat has been set for Jan. 8. Qualifying is Monday through Wednesday at the Office of Secretary of State in Atlanta.
Fincher, of Holly Springs, is an assistant district attorney for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit who has previously worked in private practice and law enforcement. He listed employment, education and public safety as the three most important issues for Cherokee County.
“I’m a conservative Republican, and I’d like to continue a lifetime of service,” Fincher said.
Turner works as director of field services for Source Direct and has served as a precinct chair and a member of the board of directors for the Cherokee County Republican Party.
“We got over 4,000 votes. I think the message resonated with voters,” Turner said Thursday, noting that he has been seeing support already from some people who voted for Jerguson in the primary.
Turner will continue to campaign on the issues of ethics reform, prioritizing education and tax reform, he said. He also plans to continue refusing money from lobbyists, political action committees and out-of-state donors.
Anyone not registered to vote must do so by Dec. 11 to vote in the special election.