Friday, July 29, 2011
At a swearing-in ceremony Friday, Rep. Chuck Williams of State House District 113 said he looks forward to tackling issues at the State Capitol.
“This is just really, really a day that doesn’t seem real, quite honestly,” Georgia House Distict 113 Rep. Chuck Williams said moments after his swearing-in ceremony at the Oconee County Courthouse Friday. “We get to work immediately.” Chief Judge Lawton Stephens of the Western Judicial Circuit administered the oath of office. “It’s a great honor to be allowed to swear Chuck in,” he said. Williams said there’s a lot of work to do and he’s “really excited about the opportunity to get started.” He also announced he will serve on both the Higher Education and Natural Resources and Environment committees. “With everything that’s going on in the state from a water standpoint, environmental standpoint, that was one of my top tier committee …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Voters of Georgia's 113th House District may vote in advance of the July 19 special election runoff through Friday.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Will the next representative of Georgia's 113th House District be Republican Chuck Williams or Democrat Dan Matthews? The special election runoff is only a little over a week away, but registered voters in the district can already make their choice. Early voting continues this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Board of Elections Office. The last day to vote in advance will be Friday, July 15. On Election Day, voters must report to their assigned precincts. There are 13 in Oconee County. Call the Board of Elections and Registration Office at 706-769-3958 or visit the MyVoterPage on the Georgia Secretary of State's website for more information about polling places.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Oconee County registered voters may cast their ballots for the next state representative from July 5 through July 15 in advance of the July 19 run-off election.
The run-off election to fill the vacant 113th District House seat is a little more than three weeks away, but come Tuesday registered voters in Oconee County may begin selecting their choice for state representative. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Tuesday that he had certified results of the June 21 Special Election. Republican Chuck Williams and Democrat Dan Matthews are each hoping to garner enough votes to propel them to the gold dome. Early voting begins Tuesday, July 5 and runs through Friday, July 15 at the Oconee Board of Elections Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., chair Pat Hayes said. Citizens who met the May 23 registration deadline for the June 21 special election may cast ballots, even if they did not …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Matthews, a Democrat, and Williams, a Republican, were the top two vote getters in Tuesday’s Special Election for the 113th District State House seat. They are campaigning for a July 19 runoff election.
As they prepare for a runoff election, Dan Matthews and Chuck Williams have shifted some of their campaign priorities to each other. Matthews, a Democrat, and Williams, a Republican, were the top two vote getters in Tuesday’s special election for the 113th District State House seat. Williams received 1,521 votes to lead the field of four candidates, while Matthews received 1,048. Republicans Sarah Bell and Alan Alexander were also on the ballot. Because Williams didn’t receive 50 percent of the vote, he and Matthews are campaigning to win a July 19 runoff. In an interview on Friday afternoon, Williams said the voters would decide if they would look at each candidate individually, or from more ideological differences. “If you look at …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The two remaining candidates running for the 113th District House seat will meet on stage in the Oconee Civic Center Theatre on June 30.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A political debate featuring Democrat Dan Matthews and Republican Chuck Williams has been scheduled for Thursday, June 30 in the Oconee Civic Center Theatre. The two candidates were the top two vote-getters in the June 21 special election to fill the vacant 113th District House seat and will face off in a runoff election on July 19. The debate, sponsored by the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, will be moderated by Tim Bryant, news director of 1340 WGAU, 106.1 WNGC and FM Newstalk 103.7 WXKT in Athens. It will be broadcast live. Residents may submit questions between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, according to a news release. A meet and greet with the candidates starts at 6:30 p.m., and the hour-long debate will get underway at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Republican Chuck Williams leads with more than 1,500 unofficial votes in the 113th House District special election -- but he didn't get the 50 percent necessary to win outright.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Compiled from reports by Keith Farner, Terry Jernigan, Daniel Burnett and Rebecca McCarthy. Republican Chuck Williams and Democrat Dan Matthews will compete in a July 19 runoff for a state House seat representing Oconee County and parts of Clarke, Morgan and Oglethorpe, according to unofficial election returns. In a race with predicatably light turnout, Williams received 1,521 votes to lead the field of four candidates. Matthews received 1,048 votes, enough to force a runoff. Republicans Sarah Bell and Alan Alexander trailed with 719 and 632 votes, respectively. "Since we got in this race and we realized we were one of four candidates, particularly with three Republicans, everyone was saying mathematically, that it was almost impossible," …
Don't forget to cast a ballot in today's House District 113 Special Election!
Update: At polling places in Oconee and Athens-Clarke, a slow trickle of voters swiped their voting cards on computerized machines Tuesday and selected the candidate of their choice. “It’s an honor and a civic responsibility to vote every time you have the opportunity,” said Jill Drerup of Watkinsville as she left the polls at the Oconee County Civic Center. Other voters had more specific reasons for voting. “I voted for the only Democrat on the ticket,” said Paula Ciembor of Watkinsville, referring to Dan Matthews. Jean Vamian of Watkinsville said she voted for Republican Sarah Bell because “she is very involved in county politics, well informed and very active. I think she will make a great representative.” “I voted for Chuck Williams …
It's Election Day!
1. Oconee County is in for another hot day. High temperatures will be in the upper 90s with mostly sunny skies. The next chance for rain is Wednesday, according to the Weather Channel. 2. Election Day has arrived! Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as voters cast ballots for one of four candidates running in the House District 113 Special Election; Alan Alexander, Sarah Bell, Dan Matthews and Chuck Williams. Remember to vote at your assigned precincts (see attached pdf). Check back with Oconee Patch throughout the day and this evening for results as they become available. 3. How about tacos or burritos for lunch? The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for Acapulcos Mexican Grill at 10:30 a.m. …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Polls open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Tuesday for the special election replace former Rep. Hank Huckaby.
Nearly 1,000 early votes and mail-in absentee ballots were already in hand Monday morning as election boards in Oconee, Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe and Morgan counties planned for the polls to open Tuesday. Voters in House District 113 will have a chance to cast their ballot in a special election tomorrow to fill the unexpired term of Hank Huckaby, who resigned earlier this year. Candidates in the special election include Republicans Alan Alexander, Sarah Bell and Chuck Williams, as well as Democrat Dan Matthews. All of Oconee, Southern Clarke, and portions of Oglethorpe and Morgan counties make up House District 113. Oconee County, which has 13 voter precincts involved in the election, has had 751 early voters and about 10 mail-in ballots, …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Today is the final day of early voting.
1. High temperatures will climb near triple digits today, a trend that will continue over the next week, according to the Weather Channel. Expect mostly sunny skies. 2. If you wish to cast a ballot in the special House District 113 election but can't make it to the polls on Tuesday, you still have a chance to vote in advance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Board of Elections office. Remember you must be registered and bring a proper form of identification with you. On Election Day, voters will cast ballots at their assigned precincts. 3. Try a free yoga class this morning at Holy Yoga from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 1020 Twelve Oaks Place in Watkinsville. Please bring a small toy donation for Operation Christmas Child. 4. It's the final …