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By Kimberly Page - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Georgians will elect a new Governor next year.

Tuesday night, five candidates met with voters in Bainbridge to talk about why they deserve your vote.

Republicans Eric Johnson and John Oxendine were there.  Karen Handel was represented by her husband.  Democratic candidates Roy Barnes and DuBose Porter also met with voters.

They talked about water resources, job creation and transportation.

The Bainbridge/Decatur county chamber of commerce hosted the forum to make sure the candidates focus on that area, that's been especially hard hit by job losses.

Chamber President Evelyn Clay said, "We'd really like to be petitioning our incoming governor, to see how they can help us out with economic growth down here."

"I care about the entire state, and I will be here to serve all of Georgia. We're one state, we're either going to succeed together, or we're going to fail together," said John Oxendine, (R) Gubernatorial Candidate.

"What I can do, I believe, is bring about some change in the state that is necessary, that pushes us forward and puts us on a strong physical basis," said Roy Barnes, (D) Gubernatorial Candidate.

Former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes says he learned from past mistakes.  He says he's ready to lead Georgia again and has the experience to improve education and rural economic development.

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