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Election Day is Tuesday, January 8 for Georgia State Senate

State Senate Election is Tuesday
Posted at 6:39 PM, Jan 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-06 18:39:00-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) -- Voting day is just two days away for a major State Senate Race in Georgia.

This is a special election with just one race on the ballot, the seat for Georgia State Senate District 11.

The area covers Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Seminole and portions of Mitchell and Thomas counties. Phillip Henry is the Elections Supervisor in Thomas County.

“This is district 8 which is Pavo, Barwick, Boston, and Gatlin Creek will not be voting in this election,” said Henry, pointing to a map.

Part of Thomas County is not in district 11.

“The city of Thomasville is included in this election so Thomasville and Thomas County is a major player in this election,” said Henry.

“The seat was opened with the abrupt resignation in December of former State Senator John Bulloch. No reason was given for his resignation. In the race to fill Bulloch's seat are these six candidates: five Republicans including Mike Keown, Marshall Berman, Dean Burke, Brad Hughes, Eugene McNease and Libertarian Jeffrey Bivins.

Phillip Henry says this is an important election for this area because it's a direct contact for the state. He says it's important to have a voice in your government so he says come out and vote Tuesday.

Henry says make sure you bring your photo identification Tuesday.