Cherokee resident running to replace Sen. Loudermilk
by Joshua Sharpe
September 12, 2013 01:14 AM | 1628 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CANTON — A former corporal with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has announced her plans to run for the District 14 state Senate seat being vacated by Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville).

Nicole Ebbeskotte, 42, of Woodstock, said Tuesday morning that she plans to sign on for the race for the seat when qualifying opens Monday.

She joins the race for the open seat with announced candidates Dwight Pullen, 53, of Canton, Matt Laughridge, 25, of Cartersville and Bruce Thompson, 48, of White.

The district has about 58,000 registered voters in Cherokee County, 30,000 in Bartow and about 12,000 in Cobb County.

The former Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer ran for sheriff in 2007 in an unsuccessful bid against incumbent Sheriff Roger Garrison.

Ebbeskotte, a 12-year resident of Cherokee County, served in the Sheriff’s Office for seven years under Garrison.

Ebbeskotte has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in conflict management. In her announcement, she said she has served on the Cherokee Leadership Steering committee as well as the Board of Directors for the Cherokee County chapter of the Boys and Girls Club.

Ebbeskotte works as an executive for a local property management company and plays a role in many community activities, she said.

She also is a certified mediator and arbitrator.

“I have always enjoyed serving the citizens of Cherokee County. Now I want to broaden my service to the next level by representing the people in Senate District 14,” she said in her announcement.

The election is Nov. 5 and qualifying for the special election begins Monday.

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