Up in House District 2 there’s a runoff campaign in full swing between Steve Tarvin and Neal Florence to replace the seat vacated by Jay Neal.
The news is that former rival Doug Woodruff has endorsed Neal Florence. Here’s the full press release.
Doug Woodruff Stands with Neal Florence
Runoff Election February 4th
LaFayette, GA., January 10, 2014 – While Doug Woodruff narrowly missed making the runoff in Tuesday’s election, he is firmly committed to seeing good representation for House District 2. Woodruff received 27.5% of the vote on Tuesday in the three way race.
Today Doug Woodruff announced his endorsement of Neal Florence in the February 4th runoff with the following statement: “I am proud to lend my full support to Neal Florence. Neal and I share a commitment to putting the people first and believe in servant leadership. I ask you to join me in voting for Neal Florence in the runoff on the February 4th.”
Woodruff’s announcement followed the creation of a Facebook page that inaccurately gave the impression that he was endorsing the other candidate in this race (see attachment for a screen shot of the misleading Facebook invite).
“While some in this race would try to fool the voters with fancy Facebook pages and failing to disclose their campaign loans in accordance with state law, I believe in shooting straight. I’m proud to receive the endorsement of Doug Woodruff and I’m proud to say the voters could see exactly where my money came from and how we spent it” said Neal Florence. “As I said Tuesday night once the results were in, I want to congratulate Doug Woodruff for running a great campaign. He and I share a commitment to serving the people of this district and I hope to see Doug on the ballot again in the near future.”
H. Neal Florence was born in Cedartown, Georgia in 1951. He graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN in 1969. In 1973, Neal earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry, and in 1976, a B.S degree in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. He worked for Rhyne Brothers Pharmacy from 1976 till 1979 when he purchased Regal Pharmacy and started Medi Thrift Pharmacy which he operates with his wife, Carolyn, who is also a Pharmacist. The Florences have two sons, Dr. Mason Florence and Dr. Kevin Florence. Mason and his wife, Rachel M, have two children, Samuel and Caroline, and Kevin and wife, Rachel H, have one son, Luke. They all reside in Athens, GA.