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Mar. 17 – 1st District candidate Amy Tavio picks up support from City Councilman Chris Stacey

Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report

March 17, 2014 - Chris Stacey, second term councilman from the city of Riceboro, announced his support for Amy Tavio Friday as she seeks the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 1st congressional district.

He joins Liberty County commissioners Gary Gilliard (District 5) and Justin Frasier (District 2) in supporting her candidacy.

"Amy is a common sense leader and someone I'm proud to support for congress this year. I'm confident when she gets to D.C. she will fight for jobs, fairness, and families here in the First District."

Councilman Stacey is a military veteran, chair of USW Local 1086, and second term city councilman from Riceboro who advocates for economic development, after school programs, and collaboration among the county governments in the region.

Democratic party candidates include Brian Reese, Marc Smith and Amy Tavio.

Republican candidates include Earl Martin, Earl "Buddy" Carter: State Senator, Darwin Carter: Businessman, State Rep. Jeff Chapman, Bob Johnson: Surgeon and former Army Ranger and John McCallum.

To vote in the May 20th primary, votes must be registered by April 20.  Georgia is one of 13 “open states” in the U.S. where registered voters do not have to declare a party prior to a primary – a ballot for either party can be chosen.  


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