From the Gainesville Times,

A Democrat is entering the race to represent South Hall County in the state House of Representatives, but none have yet committed to the county’s other local races.

Flowery Branch resident Mike Parker, 54, qualified Wednesday at the Capitol to run for the state House District 25 seat.

The seat has been held by state Rep. James Mills since 1993. Mills, a Republican, has qualified to run for re-election.

As of yet, Mills has no Republican opposition.

Qualifying for the July 20 party primary for local and statewide races continues until noon Friday.