Republican Matt Dubnik has again secured victory and reclaimed Georgia’s District 29 seat in the House, defeating Democratic challenger Devin Pandy. Dubnik earned 63.62% of the vote compared to Pandy’s 36.38%.
Georgia House District 29
- Matt Dubnik 64%
- Devin Pandy 36%
Who he is: Dubnik, a Gainesville native with a wife and two sons, is the CEO of marketing agency Forum Communications and chairman of the House Education Committee.
How he reacted: “I’m so honored and privileged to earn the respect and the trust and the vote of the people of the 29th House District,” Dubnik said. “Just to serve them for two more years and come back and continue the work that I began six years ago…I’m your representative and it’s my job to represent, so please reach out – call me, come see me at the Capitol, let’s talk about the issues.”
On the issues: Dubnik said his primary focus on education would be to reexamine school safety initiatives and quality basic education formula (QBE), a complex formula used in the distribution of funding to school systems, which he described as more or less outdated.
Dubnik has said he believes adequate laws are in place to prevent individuals with felony criminal records, mental health challenges or a history of domestic violence from obtaining firearms, and that the state’s $6 billion surplus should be mostly reserved for taxpayers.
He’s also said he supports Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill.”
What’s next: Dubnik will continue to represent Georgians in District 29 and oversee the House Education Committee.