A voter’s challenge to Brandon Beach’s candidacy was thrown out by an administrative law judge, according to a report first made by Atlanta Journal-Constitution Political Insider Jim Galloway.
Beach is trying to unseat Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) in the Republican primary for state Senate District 21.
The challenge claimed that since Beach was elected by legislators to his post on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board, then he was ineligible for his state Senate candidacy because he was still holding that elective position.
But Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker said the Georgia Constitution does not support the argument at sitting on the Transportation Board prohibits him from running for office.
“We were always confident that I met all the qualifications,” Beach said after the ruling was made.
Walker’s order, posted by Galloway online, and available at the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings