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Emory Dunahoo keeps District 30 seat in state House
Emory Dunahoo

Incumbent state Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gillsville, defeated newspaper circulation director Alana Watkins Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the general election for the State House, District 30 seat.

State House, District 30

Emory Dunahoo: 73.4%

Alana Watkins: 26.6%

Who is he: Emory Dunahoo is in his seventh year as state legislator. He has business experience in logistics, storage and real estate.

How he reacted: “I’m humbled that truly enough people still believe in me to support what I do. I ran for the constituents of Hall County; I didn’t run for a job. … I’m honored to have that opportunity to have two more years, and I don’t take it lightly.”

On the issues: “We’re going to have to make sure we can continuously provide jobs. We want to keep that at the same pace.” The health of Georgia’s rural hospitals, which have struggled financially, and improving education also are concerns.

What’s next: Dunahoo begins his new term in January.