News came out today that Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) will not seek reelection in 2014. Holt will have served 10 years when his term ends next December.
…Holt also stated that “I’ve really enjoyed working with the other members of the Morgan and Newton legislative delegations, as well as the members of our local governments. We are fortunate to have so many thoughtful, hardworking people serving us.”
He concluded by saying “I’m very grateful to the many folks who’ve supported me in this endeavor, especially my campaign team, and my wife Julie and son Ray. If I’ve done some good in these years, I must respectfully attribute it to the invaluable support and advice they’ve given me.”
Holt will be returning full time to his IT consulting firm, Newton Computing Corporation, which he has operated since 1996. The company focuses on business applications programming and database support for Microsoft Windows and the IBM AS/400, with more information available at www.newtoncomputing.com.
It’s been an honor to serve with Doug for the past three years. He’s a class act and works very hard at understanding legislation and serving his constituents. He will be missed in the House.
We’ve received word that two people will announce their campaigns to replace Holt in the House. Aaron Brooks and Ester Fleming intend to seek this post we’re told. Fleming ran for State Senate in 2010, finishing third. Fleming previously served on the Newton County Commission.
Brooks has a web domain reserved and announced his candidacy via press release. Here’s a bit of that release:
With over 20 years of experience in business and sales, Brooks wants to make Newton and
Morgan County a place where enteprenuers can prosper with lower taxes and less regulations. “If business owners can prosper there will be higher paying jobs and less unemployment.” Brooks is a regional sales manager for commercial laundry supplies and a 20 year resident of Covington. He is married to Michelle Brooks of 15 years and has two children. He is a Navy veteran, a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church, and a founding member of Newton
Conservative Liberty Alliance, a local taxpayer advocacy group.