The is­sues that mat­ter

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“I think our district de­serves a rep­re­sen­ta­tive who will fo­cus on the is­sues that mat­ter most to us: en­sur­ing a qual­ity education, ex­pand­ing tran­sit op­tions, grow­ing our economy and en­sur­ing equal­ity un­der the law for all of our friends and neigh­bors. I don’t think that’s what we have right now,” Wil­son told Ge­or­gia Voice. “We’re one of the most ed­u­cated dis­tricts, one of the more af­flu­ent dis­tricts. It’s fo­cused on busi­ness, it’s fo­cused on eco­nomic growth and en­sur­ing a bright fu­ture for our chil­dren, and so these other is­sues that Ge­or­gia Repub­li­cans have tried to push in elec­tion years, such as [re­li­gious ex­emp­tions] for one ex­am­ple, just ab­so­lutely do not play well in our district.”

The trial lawyer grew up in Grif­fin, Ge­or­gia, and now lives in Brookhaven. He never ran for pub­lic of­fice be­fore, though he worked on a pre­vi­ous gu­ber­na­to­rial cam­paign, and as the leg­isla­tive di­rec­tor for the State Bar As­so­ci­a­tion.

District 80 is “the sin­gle-most 50/50 district” in Ge­or­gia, Ben­nett said. He de­scribed District 80 as mod­er­ate, with lines orig­i­nally drawn to fa­vor the GOP. How­ever, as metro Atlanta’s pop­u­la­tion changed and young pro­fes­sion­als be­gan mov­ing to the area, the

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