RE: Oconee County and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate forum on Thursday, Oct 11
The forum brought eight of nine candidates for four seats in the state Legislature to a Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center auditorium to answer questions from moderator Tim Bryant of radio station WGAU and an audience of about 100 people.
Bill Cowsert, the incumbent Republican District 46 state senator, didn’t show.
But other candidates for two Senate and two House seats were — District 46 Democratic nominee Marisue Hilliard; Fortuin the write-in candidate; incumbent Senate District 47 Republican Frank Ginn of Madison County; Democratic District 47 candidate Dawn Johnson, incumbent House District 117 Democratic incumbent Deborah Gonzalez and her Republican opponent, Houston Gaines; and incumbent House District 119 Rep. Jonathan Wallace, a Democrat, and Republican nominee Marcus Weiedower.
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