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Our Thoughts: Primary Elections
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The May 20 primary and nonpartisan election is just around the corner. Early voting is going on now until May 16. The polls are even open Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1400 Parker Road in Rockdale.

In 2011 the General Assembly did us no favor by further gerrymandering our districts. It’s to the point that most of the district of our only state representative who lives in Rockdale is in Newton County.

The state and federal officials we now have representing us spend little or no time in Rockdale County.

That we know of, there are only two folks running for state house seats who either live here or conduct their business here; they are current House District 113 Rep. Pam Dickerson and local community activist and business owner Diane Adoma, running for House District 91.

You would think that both of these candidates would have the full support of our community. What puzzles us is why any qualified candidate from our county who makes themselves readily available to the community wouldn’t have the full support of our local organizations; and why local organizations would instead support an outside candidate who is not going to make Rockdale County their number one concern. It just doesn’t make any sense.

We urge you to vote for our local candidates. It is the prudent and right thing to do.