Denise Freeman, a Democrat from Tignall who ran twice against Mr. Norwood in 1998 and 2000, officially qualified for the position Wednesday. Ms. Freeman is a minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lincolnton, Ga.
Loganville Realtor Mark Myers, a Republican, also filed his paperwork, according to the Secretary of State's office. Mr. Myers is not in the 10th District, which Mr. Norwood represented until he died in February after a battle with lung disease and cancer. Candidates for congressional seats are not required to live in the district they represent.
Other Republicans vying for the seat include former state Sen. Jim Whitehead, R-Evans, who resigned his seat to run; Paul Broun, of Athens; and Nate Pulliam, of Conyers. Democrats who have already filed include James Marlow Jr., of Lincolnton; Erik Underwood, of Atlanta; and Evita Paschall, of Evans. The sole Libertarian in the race so far is Jim Sendelbach, of Conyers.
The special election is June 19.