Running for public office as a Democrat in my beloved home state of Georgia is not for the faint of heart.

I garnered 40 percent of the votes for the Georgia State Senate District 46 office. In Clarke County, I gained 69%; in my home county of Oconee I got 28%; and in Walton, I earned 23%. Overall, 31,210 voters selected me as their next State Senator. For 32 years, I was honored to be a public servant in the federal …

News Features: Democrats and Greens Are Coming After Athens Sen. Bill Cowsert | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

Emboldened by Deborah Gonzalez and Jonathan Wallace’s victories in a special election last year that flipped local House seats long held by Republicans, Democrats are taking on another long-unchallenged seat as Democratic candidate Marisue Hilliard vies with state Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens). More from the Flagpole:

VOTING GUIDE: Candidates for state and federal contested races – News – Athens Banner-Herald – Athens, GA

See the Athens Area Voting Guide for the 2018 Midterm Elections: From OnlineAthens: Athens Area Voting Guide 2018

City Dope: Health Care Dominates Forum for Athens Candidates | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

From the Flagpole:   More on the Athens/Oconee Chamber of Commerce debate at UNG, Watkinsville
City Dope: Athens Sen. Bill Cowsert Defends Kemp on Voter Registration | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

City Dope: Athens Sen. Bill Cowsert Defends Kemp on Voter Registration | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

From the Flagpole: State Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) defended his role in watering down a bill that would have made it easier to sue child molestors and Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s handling of voter registration during a candidate forum last week at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Moderators asked Cowsert about 53,000 voter registration applications that are in limbo because …