An educator and avid gun rights supporter, Alana Watkins defeated Patrick Anderson Tuesday, May 22, in the Democratic primary for the Georgia House District 30 seat.
Who is she: Alana Watkins is a graduate of Brenau University with a background working with Gannett Publishing. She now works as a teacher at Athens Technical College.
How she reacted: “I’m excited. I want to thank all the voters who voted for me. … I really want to do a lot for the working Georgian. I think it’s important they have a voice.”
On the issues: Her top priority is creating legislation to abolish all sales taxes on groceries. She also would like to see a ballot question on raising the minimum wage. And she believes that every Georgian “who is not a criminal and legally sane should be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
What’s next: Watkins faces incumbent Republican Rep. Emory Dunahoo on Nov. 6.
Georgia House, District 30
Patrick Anderson: 35 percent
Alana Watkins: 65 percent
Note: 14 of 15 precincts reporting as of 11:15 p.m.