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Watson Takes Big Step Toward State House Seat

Moultrie – In less than three months, Sam Watson, candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives, raised over $70,000 in campaign cash to take a huge lead over incumbent Rep. Tony McBrayer who showed a little over $11,000. With over 200 donors, it is obvious that the people in South Georgia are ready to see a change in Atlanta.

“I am truly humbled by the investment people made in my campaign,” said Watson. “This campaign is not about me, it’s about bringing a little South Georgia common sense to Atlanta.”
With agriculture being the economic driver in South Georgia, Watson has focused his message on strong farms, jobs and education.

“With urban areas growing in the state, South Georgia’s voice is not as loud as it used to be under the Gold Dome, but I believe we can still have a big impact on the decisions that impact us most,” said Watson. “If the people here elect me, I will work hard every day to make sure we have a seat at the table.”

Sam believes education is one of the keys to job growth in South Georgia. “It is our generation’s responsibility to be sure we are giving our kids the education they need to compete for jobs in the future. Whether they choose to become a scientist or a farmer, education is vital to fulfilling their dreams,” said Watson. “I want to be sure our South Georgia schools are among the best.”

Sam Watson was born in Tift County and raised in Colquitt. He attended Colquitt County public schools and went on to graduate from ABAC and The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Agriculture Education. Watson works in Agribusiness at Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable as well as owns other agriculture small businesses. Sam and his wife Emily live in Colquitt County with daughters Lucy and Lily. The Watsons attend Moultrie First Baptist Church.