State House, District 174

Published On: Jun 25 2012 09:37:54 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2012 12:23:43 AM EDT

One Democrat and one Republican are running to represent Camden, Charlton, Clinch and Ware counties in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Ellis Black

PARTY: Republican

AGE:  69

FAMILY:  Wife, Aletha; daughter, Tonya Woiody; 2 sons, David and Spencer, 7 grandchildren

HOMETOWN:  Valdosta

OCCUPATION:  Farmer

EDUCATION:  BSA University of Georgia

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Former chairman of Lowndes County School Board;
12 years in Georgia House of Representatives

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Jobs
  2. Taxes
  3. Improving the Economy

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

  • "Being an effective legislator requires building good relationships with other legislators and the bureucracy of state government. I have 12 years of cointacts to call on."

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "I hope to be remembered for having played a role in keeping the State of Georgia in a sound financial position and having played a role in developing good common sense laws."

WEBSITE:  Being developed

Teresa Lawrence

PARTY: Democrat

AGE:  38

FAMILY:  Husband, Christopher; 4 children Danielle, 16, Jacob, 4, AJ, 2 and Alex,  18 months

HOMETOWN:  Lake Park

OCCUPATION:  Student and Homemaker

EDUCATION:  Pursuing a Business Management degree at Valdosta State University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  • "I feel that the Education, Immigration Laws and Women's Health are three issues that are very important in Georgia right now."

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

  • "I am able to provide an innovative and energetic voice for the people of South Georgia. The needs of the people have changed and so should their representation."

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "After serving my district, I would like to be remembered as having been fair, honest and effective in having their needs and desires addressed on the State level."

WEBSITE:  LawrenceFor174.weebly.com | Facebook.com/lawrencefor174