12th District Challengers Emerge
Two Athens personalities familiar to local politics have announced their candidacies
for the Georgia 12th District seat currently held by Max Burns
is a lawyer currently serving on the Athens/Clarke County Commission and once proposed a ban on using cell phones while driving an automobile, when that was first an issue in communities around the nation. While nominally a liberal, Barrow is a lawyer first and isn't quite held in the highest regard by otherwise like-minded local residents.
served one term in the Georgia Senate and is most appreciated for finally retiring octogenarian incumbent Paul Broun in the 2000 election.
While their announcements are really not news, we're coming up on the time when everybody hears more and more from all the candidates going into the next election year. I'm sure both of these gentlemen are pleased to be receiving national attention.
Georgia voters will remember the surprise upset by Burns of Democrat legacy "Champ" Walker, son of former state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, who is currently under investgation
and may be in even deeper trouble
than anyone realizes.