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Democrat Lee to switch parties after loss

A day after losing by nearly 20,000 votes to her Republican opponent in the State Senate 17 race, Democrat Nelva Lee of McDonough has decided to switch parties.

November 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


Jeffares to serve another term in Sen.

State Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-Locust Grove, will serve another term as state senator in District 17 after a victory over Democrat Nelva Lee on Tuesday with 46,776 votes to Lee's 27,757.

November 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | State Senate 17


District 17 race begins early

The race for the state senate district 17 is beginning early as incumbent Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-Locust Grove, and Nelva Lee, D-McDonough, both held campaign kickoff events recently.

August 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


General Election Preview - State Senate 17

Jim Nichols - Democrat

October 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


Hilton, Jeffares to square off in District 17 runoff

Despite not asking for donations and placing very few political signs, Covington resident Todd Hilton still managed to secure second place in the State Senate 17 Republican Primary and a spot in the Aug. 10 runoff.

July 23, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


CCoSC hosts political forum

The Concerned Citizens of Social Circle organized a political forum that was held at Social Circle First Baptist church on Thursday evening. Five candidates seeking the Senate District 17 seat were present, as were three candidates for House District 111.

July 19, 2010 | Lee Sandow | State Senate 17


State Senate 17 - Todd Hilton (R)

The race for State Senate District 17, which covers all of Newton County, is the most crowded in the state, despite the fact that Rep. John Lunsford (R-McDonough) pulled out of the race late last week.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


State Senate 17 - Jim Nichols (D)

The race for State Senate District 17, which covers all of Newton County, is the most crowded in the state, despite the fact that Rep. John Lunsford (R-McDonough) pulled out of the race late last week.

Five contenders have stepped forward to replace Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) who held the seat for six years; Douglas is running for Public Service Commission, District 2.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


State Senate 17 - Rick Jeffares (R)

The race for State Senate District 17, which covers all of Newton County, is the most crowded in the state, despite the fact that Rep. John Lunsford (R-McDonough) pulled out of the race late last week.

Five contenders have stepped forward to replace Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) who held the seat for six years; Douglas is running for Public Service Commission, District 2.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


Sen. Douglas will not seek reelection

State Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) will not seek a fourth term and has instead entered the state race for District 2 Public Service Commissioner. As Douglas moves on, local Republican party chairman Ester Fleming is expected to run for Douglas' District 17 state senate seat.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


State Senate 17 - Ester Fleming Jr. (R)

Oxford resident and former county commissioner Ester Fleming has qualified for the District 17 state senate seat, held by Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle). Douglas announced earlier this week he is not running for reelection.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


Lunsford pulls out of D17 state senate race

Rep. John Lunsford (R-McDonough) has backed out of the District 17 State Senate race, and will not run for any political office in 2010.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


State Senate 17 - Nicholas Day (D)

Retired Covington resident Nicholas Day is running as a Democrat for the District 17 state senate race, because he wants to attract business, address health care concerns and reduce taxes on senior citizens.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | State Senate 17


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