With a qualifying deadline of March 3, 2014, the Pickens County Tea Party extended invitations to all candidates to attend a candidates fair to meet the public and answer questions on their platforms.
The fair was held October 26 at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper.
A crowd filtered through tables set up with candidates’ information and were able to speak to either candidates or their representatives. Candidates who responded included Governor Nathan Deal who had information available. Senate: Senator Steve Gooch who attended, Derrick Grayson who attended, Dr. Branko Radulovacki who was in attendance, Jack Kingston who had representatives present, Eugene Yu who had a representative and Paul Broun who had information available. Georgia House of Representatives: incumbent Rick Jasperse attended. Pickens County Board of Commissioners: Incumbent Jerry Barnes attended as well as Bart Connelly, opponent. Pickens County Board of Education: Incumbent Byron Long was present.