Regina Quick, the unopposed Republican candidate in Georgia House District 117, has taken initial steps to fulfill one of her primary campaign promises: to introduce legislation that would overturn the redistricting passed by the General Assembly in its special session in 2011 splitting Oconee County between two House Districts.
Quick is scheduled to meet with Chuck Williams, the unopposed Republican candidate in Georgia House District 119, and with Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis on Tuesday and to discuss her campaign promise at that session.
Quick said on Thursday that she will move forward with her plan “if that is the pleasure of folks, if that is what local government wants."
Williams said on Friday he is open to discussions with Quick.
The existence of the upcoming meeting came to light at the Board of Commissioners meeting last Tuesday, when Commissioner Chuck Horton said he had talked with Quick following the July 31 election and learned she did intend to follow up on her promise to revisit the composition of her district.
Horton suggested that the BOC pass a resolution supporting her, but action has been delayed pending the discussions on Tuesday.
For additional details on the redistricting issue and Quick’s plans, go to Oconee County Observations.