January 4, 2014

Remember, polls open on Tuesday

The Daily Citizen

— We understand that people have had many things on their minds recently. Christmas and New Year’s activities have kept most of us quite busy. But with all the holiday tumult, people may not be aware that an election takes place Tuesday for state House of Representatives District 2.

District 2 includes Trichum, Tunnel Hill and Westside districts in Whitfield County as well as parts of Catoosa and Walker counties.

Pharmacist and former LaFayette Mayor Neal Florence, businessman and former Chickamauga City Council member and school board member Steve Tarvin and attorney Doug Woodruff, all Republicans, are running for the unexpired term of Jay Neal, which concludes at the end of 2014.

Neal stepped down in November after being appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry, which helps integrate prison inmates into society.

One of those men will represent District 2 in the next session of the General Assembly, which starts next week, and will go into the 2014 elections as the incumbent and likely favorite for a full term in the state House.

So if you live in District 2, are registered to vote and didn’t vote in early voting, remember to go to the polls Tuesday.