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Sam Watson Announces Bid for State House

Sam Watson announced his intention to run for the Georgia House of Representatives today. Watson, a native of Colquitt County, said his Agriculture education and background should bode well for a district where every business depends on keeping agriculture business healthy.

Said Watson, “after serving my community through many of the agriculture organizations and with much prayer, I have decided to run for the Georgia House of Representatives. The new district the includes southern Tift, Colquitt and northern Thomas is ready-made for someone with a background in agriculture.”

Watson said while agriculture is important, the economy and education are very important issues that must be fixed quickly. “A little South Georgia common sense can go a long way in Atlanta. I want to be a part of fixing the problems we have in this state without raising taxes. I think if we could start letting the teachers teach again instead of being paper pushers, our children would be more ready to take on whatever challenges they wish to take on after graduating high school.”

Watson also believes the endless regulation that comes with too much government oversight is choking back true economic recovery. “Working in agribusiness, I have seen first hand what happens when government intervenes in private business. It kills creativity and innovation while stagnating the free flow of money and ideas. If I get the honor of serving my community I will work hard to rid our state laws of this terrible hindrance.”

Sam Watson and his wife Emily have two girls, Lily(5) and Lucy(2). The Watson’s are members of the First Baptist Church and reside just south of Moultrie. Sam is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and The University of Georgia with a degree in Agriculture Education.