Candidate Jesse Houle Reacts to GA Supreme Court Ruling

Oct 20, 2020

District 6 Commissioner-Elect Jesse Houle won a court battle at the Georgia Supreme Court Monday. Justices ruled unanimously that votes cast for a candidate who dies before Election Day are void. We have a reaction from Houle.

Credit Jesse for Athens

“I think the predominant feeling right now is release. I feel like I've been carrying around a lot of weight of uncertainty and now that the Supreme Court has made their ruling, I feel like we can put this part of the saga of 2020 to bed and focus on the places where I’d really like to put more of my attention, and for the next couple of weeks that’ll be this campaign for the Special Election in November, and then after that, most excitedly, the work of the Commission, which is what I’m really enthused about digging in.”

Houle now faces opponent Chad Lowery in the November 3rd Special Election to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, who died three days before the June election.