Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Qualifying's Over in the Georgia House District 113 Special Election

Qualifying's over and the line up for next month's special election in Georgia House 113 is set in stone.

Fresh from the SecStates website:

State Representative, District 113 

Alan Alexander
1091 Founders Blvd
Suite C
Athens, GA  30606
Party: Republican
Age: 66
Occupation: Attorney
Date Qualified: Monday, May 16, 2011

Sarah V. Bell
P.O. Box 1034
Watkinsville, GA  30677
Party: Republican
Age: 56
Occupation: Educator
Date Qualified: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chuck Williams
P.O. Box 206
Watkinsville, GA  30677
Party: Republican
Age: 55
Occupation: Tree Farmer
Date Qualified: Monday, May 16, 2011

Dan Matthews
1081 Katie Ln
Watkinsville, GA  30677-2550
Party: Democratic
Age: 48
Occupation: Office Manager
Date Qualified: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Three republicans and one lone democrat will commence crisscrossing the vast expanses of HD 113 at a feverish pace over the next 5 weeks as each of them seek victory. Sadly, there was not one Libertarian, Green, Consitutionalista or Tea Party candidate that saw fit to qualify. An nobody from the What's Happenin' Now Party either.

It appears that roughly 20,000 people voted in the last election, that means there's probably around 40,000 registered voters in the district. The split was about three to one for Ex Rep Huckaby, which makes HD 113  a super safe seat for those rascally republicans. I really enjoy it when republican political activities so closely mirror their approach to business, don't  sweat being good, work on being the only game in town by ensuring that no one else can set up shop and compete.  They have it down to a science.

I'll go out on a limb here and predict an absolutely massive turn out of 8% in this special election. I have no idea who will win the majority of the 4000 or so votes that will be cast but sure looks like Watkinsville is the political epicenter of this particular race. 


  1. Haha. Just stumbled onto this blog... you seem a bit bitter, tanstaafl.

  2. Bitter!? Bitter!!??

    That gig belongs to my fellow Traveler Doug Harmon over "The Bitter Patriot" blog. I'm just expressing my long suppressed smart-ass gene, hopefully without having to resort to legal counsel.