COLUMBIA COUNTY- It’s a battle for the Georgia Senate District 24 seat.
That district is made up of parts of eight counties including Columbia County and part of Augusta. Republican candidate Lee Anderson is going up against Democratic hopeful Brenda Jordan.
We caught up with Anderson as he was casting his vote. He said he’s feeling confident that he’ll be the next District 24 Senator.
“We’ve had a lot of support all over the whole district, all eight counties. And I’m excited about all the supporters that have helped me and always been behind me,” said Anderson.
He plans on tackling some key issues in the eight counties that make up the mostly rural district.
“We have to make sure our people are as safe as possible. Then we’re going to go to education for our children. Then we’re going to go to infrastructure, roads and bridges,” said Anderson.
Brenda Jordan agrees with Anderson when it comes to education and public safety. Those issues are big on her platform.
“Education, agriculture, health and wellness, public service personnel,” said Jordan.
She goes a step further saying something has to be done regarding health care.
“Our health care in rural georgia, as you know there’s been 7 hospitals close. In education, in 2013 we lost 9-thousand employees because of cut-backs,” said Jordan.
They both say when it comes to District 24, it’s all about building relationships.
“I’ve been a farmer, a businessman and I can relate to those other counties. They know that they can count on me to support them,” said Anderson.
“The people have been good to me in every county I’ve gone to. We’ve developed a lot of relationships there through government officials and so forth,” said Jordan.
NewsChannel 6 will be following this race. We’ll have more coverage Tuesday night at 11pm.