No new candidates joined the House District 52 race during the first day of a reopened qualifying period April 6, according to the state Republican Party.

Today, April 7, is the last day of the qualifying period. In the meantime, Graham McDonald and Deborah Silcox remain the only candidates in the May 24 Republican primary, where the winner will replace retiring Rep. Joe Wilkinson.

The GOP reopened the qualifying period in a surprise move on April 1, apparently in response to Wilkinson dropping out of the race.

House District 52 represents parts of Buckhead, Sandy Springs and northwest Atlanta.