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Democrat Michelle Jones announces run against incumbent state Rep. Emory Dunahoo
Michelle Jones
Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones, a community activist and mother of three, has announced her candidacy for Georgia State House District 30, a South Hall County seat that includes Flowery Branch, Oakwood, and parts of north Buford and south Gainesville.

Jones will be the first Democrat to challenge two-term incumbent Republican Emory Dunahoo. She would face him in November. So far, neither face party challengers in the May 24 state primary.

"We've had enough gridlock in the legislature that is under the stranglehold of lobbyists, influence peddlers and ideologues,” Jones said in a statement released Tuesday. “It's time that we elected representatives that represented all of the people, rather than a handful of special interest donors. New leadership from Hall County is needed to get Georgia working, learning and moving in the 21st century."

Jones said she will put Hall County first and pledged to support working families, students and small businesses.

“By listening to Hall county residents, and showing some backbone on their behalf, I will do the job that Georgia voters entrust legislators to do,” she said. “The core focus of my campaign is to work to achieve results like higher wages, affordable higher education and expanded health care access for Georgians.”

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