I want to thank everyone that voted for me for Georgia state representative and assure all the citizens that I will do my best to represent all. We are in a tentative position with the budget, roads, jobs and education. I will work to minimize the negative effect without raising taxes.
I want to hear from you as to your suggestions and ideas. This election is only the start to resolve many of the problems we are facing now and will face in the future. I will be working with 179 other legislators, all with varying opinions. We must come to an equitable solution for the betterment of the citizens of District 1 and for the state of Georgia.
It was a pleasure to run against Tom McMahan in the general election. I believe we became friends, and if he holds true to his statement, I look forward to repeating the race in two years.
Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year to all the citizens of District 1.
John Deffenbaugh, Lookout Mountain, Ga.