Belton, Brooks face off for House District 122
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.