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Editor’s note: The special election to fill the vacancy in State House District 2 created by the resignation of Jay Neal of LaFayette, who is leaving for a position with the state Department of Corrections, is set for Jan. 7, 2014. Qualifying is Monday through Wednesday of next week. The election is nonpartisan with no party primaries. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot. A runoff election, if needed, will be on Feb. 4, 2014. According to www.peachpundit.com, LaFayette Mayor Neal Florence also plans to be a candidate.
ROCK SPRING — Republican Doug Woodruff’s campaign for election as state representative in Georgia’s House District 2 officially launched this week. House District 2 includes portions of Catoosa, Walker and Whitfield counties.
Woodruff enters the race with a longstanding commitment to serving his community and its citizens.
“I have a unique insight into the challenges which face each of us on a daily basis. This is so because as a local attorney I represent the little guy and not big business,” said Woodruff. “I look forward to this wonderful opportunity to make new friends and renew old friendships in District 2 while continuing my service to the local community in a new role as a representative for the people.”
Woodruff, a longtime conservative Republican, grew up in Center Grove near Rock Spring. He and his wife of 21 years, Terri (Waters) Woodruff, live in the Peavine/Burning Bush area. She is a master’s prepared pediatric nurse practitioner and leads the team of medical professionals in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.
The couple are members of Rock Spring United Methodist Church where he has been the church pianist for most of the last 28 years.
“I am a patient and caring listener, a thoughtful decision-maker and a zealous advocate. I look forward to the opportunity to employ these skills on behalf of the citizens of District 2,” said Woodruff.
Woodruff has served as a volunteer firefighter and with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher and deputy sheriff. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia law school and has worked in private practice and as an assistant district attorney.
To learn more or to volunteer, visit www.facebook.com/woodruff4georgia, email Woodruff at email@example.com or call (706) 375-1566.