Oconee County commissioners last night asked County Attorney Daniel Haygood and Administrative Officer Jeff Benko to draft a resolution for next week’s meeting that would call for the county to be reunited in a single district in the Georgia House of Representatives.
While Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis expressed doubts about the initiative, Commissioners Chuck Horton and Jim Luke made strong statements of support for such a resolution. Commissioner Margaret Hale also said she wants the county to have a single representative.
Davis votes only in the case of a tie among the four other commissioners, so he is unlikely to get a vote when the issue comes back before the Commission next Tuesday. Commissioner John Daniell did not comment on the matter at the meeting last night.
Horton and Luke said they wanted to support Rep.-Elect Regina Quick, who said during her campaign for a seat in the 117th House District in July that, if elected, she would attempt to overturn the redistricting in 2011.
For full details of the discussion, with key video clips, go to Oconee County Observations.