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Rep. Holt to seek fifth term
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State Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) announced Thursday that he will seek reelection for a fifth time.

Holt's 112th District has historically voted solidly Republican, and he ran unopposed in both 2010 and 2008. The 112th District covers all of Morgan County and the eastern half of Newton County. For a detailed map of the district, which was redrawn in 2011, visit

Holt is the owner of Newton Computing Corporation, a software and consulting firm.

"I remain focused on keeping the state fiscally disciplined, especially considering the slow pace of economic recovery," Holt said in a press release. "So even though revenues are finally growing again and perhaps for that very reason, we must remain committed to the kind of discipline that has lead the Tax Foundation to rank Georgia as the second lowest among the states in revenue extracted per capita and third lowest in debt per capita."

"In the upcoming legislative session, I plan on keeping a close eye on the various tax reform proposals being floated. While I approve of high level goals of simplifying the system, as well as moving towards taxation of consumption and away from taxing income, I will nonetheless want to be sure we achieve those ends with fairness to all, and by making sure we fully offset new revenues with elimination of old ones".

He serves on the following committees: energy, utilities and telecommunications, health and human services, insurance, transportation and special rules.

He and his wife, Julie, have lived in Newton County since 1995 and have one son, Ray.

For more information about Holt's political positions, service and business history and other information visit or call him at (770) 596-0781.