It’s been a good run . . . Colton Moore re­plac­ing Def­fen­baugh in Dis­trict 1

Walker County Messenger - - Front Page - Rep. John Def­fen­baugh

Six years ago, I made the de­ci­sion to run for the Ge­or­gia State House and en­ter the world of state pol­i­tics. It has been a chal­leng­ing and daunt­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for which I am very thank­ful. It led me to na­tional and in­ter­na­tional in­volve­ment for the state, meet­ing many in­ter­est­ing peo­ple of dif­fer­ing ide­olo­gies. Shar­ing ideas with both par­ties and lis­ten­ing to their views en­abled me to be a bet­ter leg­is­la­tor.

My pre­vi­ous years in small busi­ness and be­ing re­tired Navy pre­pared me for many of the chal­lenges I faced while in the state leg­is­la­ture. I’ve thor­oughly en­joyed help­ing con­stituents find their way in the maze of state gov­ern­ment bu­reau­cracy and in­ter­act­ing with cit­i­zens who I rep­re­sent.

Rep­re­sent­ing the north­west cor­ner of Ge­or­gia for the last six years has been one of the high­lights of my life, and I’m grate­ful that the good folks in Dade and Walker Coun­ties have en­trusted me with this re­spon­si­bil­ity. I will be for­ever grate­ful.

Hav­ing served on sev­eral com­mit­tees con­cern­ing the fam­ily, I be­lieve strong fam­i­lies make for a strong coun­try. I see the fam­ily as the pri­mary build­ing block of our coun­try, and I am con­fi­dent that there is a strong group of col­leagues that share my pas­sion who will con­tinue this crit­i­cal work.

While you have elected a new state rep­re­sen­ta­tive, I re­main your rep­re­sen­ta­tive through early Jan­uary, 2019. Please con­tact me if I can be of any ser­vice to you in these re­main­ing months.

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