Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Will the Third Time be the Charm for Rural Democrat John Tibbetts for House District 153?

John Tibbetts (D-Tifton), a conservative democrat & Army Veteran will try for a third time in winning a seat to the Georgia Legislature representing HD 153, being vacated by Austin Scott who first was running for governor, now running against another conservative democrat Jim Marshall (D-Macon), a Vietnam War Veteran.

Tibbetts came close to knocking off Scott in his first two tries, last in 2008 where he got 47% of the vote. This time, the seat is a open seat, which should be a advantage for Tibbetts has built in support in the district from his previous two runs for the seat. He faces Tony McBrayer (R-Tifton) who is a active member of the Tiftarea Tea Party Patriots & a small business owner for the open House Seat in November.

Tibbetts wants to Protect the Agribusiness industry and ensure South Georgia's water stays in South Georgia, and he wants to see a fiscally conservative, ethical, and open fair government. But the two biggies are education & the economy.

One reason the third time maybe the charm for Tibbetts: Andy Smith. Smith is the campaign manager for John Tibbetts. Smith, who I know personally is a party activist for the Georgia Democratic Party & member of the Young Democrats of Georgia. Smith is from Folkston County & his rural background will pay dividends for Tibbetts as he tries to win the seat this his third try. Smith as a sharp political mind & has knowledge of the critical issues facing Georgia.

Tibbetts is a native of Tift County & a graduate of Tift County High School. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, & Served our country for 21 years in the Army, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

His website is www.john4house153.com

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