Bel­ton, Brooks face off for House District 122

The Covington News - - LOCAL - ROB DEWIG rdewig@cov­

Aaron Brooks and Dave Bel­ton will set­tle things Tues­day in the Repub­li­can runoff for Ge­or­gia House District 112, which in­cludes the east­ern half of both Cov­ing­ton and New­ton County.

The win­ner will face Demo­crat B.P. “Patsy” Har­ris on Nov. 4.

In the May 20 Repub­li­can pri­mary, Bel­ton pulled in the most votes, 2,079 (or 37.8 per­cent of the to­tal), while Brooks gath­ered 1,882 (or 34.2 per­cent). The third can­di­date, dropped from the runoff, was Ester Flem­ing Jr., who had 1,539 votes (28 per­cent).

A to­tal of 5,500 votes were cast in the pri­mary.

Repub­li­can Doug Holt has held the seat for 10 years. A to­tal of 57,345 people live in District 112.

I feel it is time for new and fresh ideas to com­bat the changes that we see in our govern­ment.

—Aaron Brooks At this par­tic­u­lar time, I see the op­por­tu­nity to serve the people of New­ton and Mor­gan County as their state rep­re­sen­ta­tive and would be hon­ored to do so.

—Dave Bel­ton

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