Clint Smith of Dawson County has announced his candidacy for the State House District 9 legislative seat. The new district includes all of Lumpkin County, the majority of Dawson County and a portion of Hall County.
A longtime Republican activist, Clint Smith served in the Georgia House of Representatives for eight years from 1995-2003.
"I believe the time is right for me to campaign to return to the General Assembly,"
Smith said. "After much prayer and consultation with family, GOP colleagues, current legislators, and my friends in the Tea Party, I am ready to go. My track record of conservative principles speaks for itself."
The incumbent, Rep. Amos Amerson, is expected to announce his retirement in the near future.
Hall, Gainesville schools closed Tuesday due to weather