Vivian Childs has announced her candidacy to fill the remaining term of retiring Senator Ross Tolleson in Senate District 20. She joins fellow Republicans Larry Walker, III and Michael Reece in the race.
The District covers most of Houston County, plus all of Bleckley, Laurens, and Pulaski counties. Dates have not been set for the special election or qualifying for the race.
Vivian is a youth minister, author, and GOP activist (former GAGOP District Chair, GA-8). She previously ran for the U.S. House in GA-2. Childs shared:
“We are the people. This office doesn’t belong to an individual, it belongs to the people.”
Michael Reece owns a HVAC company, a flight training school, and a small car lot. He is a newcomer to politics. Reece shared:
“I’m not doing it for the money; there’s no money to be made in it.”
Larry Walker, III
Larry Walker, III owns Walker Insurance Agency and previously ran for the GA House this year in District 146. He received 43.05% of the vote in the August 11, 2015 runoff. Walker shared:
“I have been encouraged to run for this seat by people all over the district because they believe I am the right leader to effectively represent this district.”
Full disclosure: I served with Vivian Childs as a District Chair and donated to her GA-2 race. I also like cats.