At least two other Republicans have already signed up for McBath’s seat: Eric Welsh, a retired Army Colonel; and Harold Earls, a U.S. Army veteran with a large number of YouTube and Instagram followers who also plans to highlight its underdog appeal.

With potential candidates still unsure of what the county lines will be and the maps won’t be redrawn until the end of the year, Evans and other formidable contenders are still on the sidelines. These include Senator Brandon Beach and former Rep. Meagan Hanson.

Depending on how the district lines are drawn, Republican candidates in the neighboring 7th district could also switch races to challenge McBath. That means that Dr. Rich McCormick, an ambulance doctor who narrowly lost to Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux in 2020, could swap contests.

The ethics agency is tasked with collecting reports on campaign funding, vendor gifts, and lobbying expenses; Registration of lobbyists; Submission of expert opinions; and imposition of penalties for violations.

During his tenure, Evans spearheaded the search for a replacement for the former director of the commission, who resigned in 2019 after complaints were made about watching pornography at work and telling staff to deal with possible campaign funding violations City hall and governor candidates sit.

At GOP grassroots events in the suburbs, Evans highlighted his work on suffrage, an issue that fueled GOP partisans fueled by Donald Trump’s false claims about a “rigged” election.

Among his legal cases, Evans uncovered map-making errors and ineligible voters that resulted in two separate votes in a Republican-Republican legislative contest in a highly conservative district in northern Georgia.

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