Four Republicans have qualified to run for the vacant Georgia House District 129 seat.
The Nov. 3 special election was needed after Vance Smith, who had represented the district since 1992, was named commissioner of the Department of Transportation. Qualifying with the Secretary of State's office closed Wednesday.
The four men who qualified are:
• Earl Davis, a Harris County businessman who last served in the General Assembly as a state representative 35 years ago.
• Steve Earles, Pine Mountain, Ga., salon owner.
• Jerry Luquire, publication consultant and a former radio and television talk-show host.
• Kip Smith, Vance Smith’s son who manages a real estate management company.
The district includes small parts of Muscogee and Troup counties and most of Harris County.