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(Gainesville)—State Sen. Lee Hawkins is reminding North Georgia residents that they will vote at least twice to determine their next Congressional representative.
U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced that he plans to resign to focus on his gubernatorial campaign, prompting an early election to occur possibly as early as April. Voters will decide who will fill the remainder of Deal’s unexpired term through the special election.
After the special election is concluded, voters will return to the polls for the regularly scheduled primary election set for July 20. It is possible runoff elections may occur for both the special and primary contests.
Hawkins will appear as a Republican candidate on both special and primary election ballots.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to ramp up our campaign efforts and reach North Georgia voters even sooner,” Hawkins said. “We want every hard-working family to know that they have a genuine conservative Republican choice for their next Congressman. I am asking for voters’ support so that I can fight the Washington liberal elitists and bring our commonsense values to every issue.”