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House District 119 Up for Grabs in the Midterm Election

Georgia House of Representatives

As the 2018 Midterm Election comes to a close, one race that many in Athens-Clarke County and surrounding counties are paying close attention to is the race for House District 119 between Marcus Wiedower (R) and Jonathan Wallace (D).

As the incumbent for the position, Wallace said that if voters send him back to the state capitol, one of his main focuses will be healthcare.

“That’s the thing that has been universal amongst all the voters I’ve spoken with, whether they’re in Athens, whether they’re in Oconee, whether they’re folks of good means or folks who don’t have as much going they’re way,” Wallace said.

Other issues Wallace wants to focus on are education funding and the election system.

His opponent, however, thinks he has run a competitive race for the District seat.

“I think the campaign has gone extremely well. We, obviously, myself and all of the supporters around me have dedicated a lot of time and effort to winning this seat back,” Wiedower said.

Regardless of who wins the seat, both men have had incredible amounts of support from donors, campaign team members and voters.

When asked what he would want to say to his supporters, Wiedower emphasizes the importance of the community that has surrounded him throughout his campaign.

Credit Athens Banner-Herald
Marcus Wiedower

“It’s very humbling. This isn’t about me. This is about a district, and that community has lifted me up and supported me the whole time,” Wiedower said. “I could not be more proud of that support and humbled by it.”

Wallace shared similar sentiments for his supporters.

“I hope they are feeling as proud as I am of all the work that has gone into this campaign,” Wallace said.

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