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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - State representative and gubernatorial candidate Austin Scott has logged more than 1,000 miles walking across Georgia campaigning for the Republican nomination for governor.

The walking tour has ended, at least for now, and Tuesday the Tifton native made a stop in Sylvester for an Eggs and Issues breakfast.

Scott spoke about his campaign walk and the issues voters expressed to him along the way. Among some of the changes the District 153 Republican says he would like to see if he becomes the next governor include lowering or eliminating the capital gains tax and implementing new policies to collect delinquent taxes.

But Scott says the state's water crisis as at the top of his agenda.

"We're going to have to move down the path of conversation, especially in the metropolitan area with regard to water. If a factory doesn't know if they're going to have water to run the factory, then they're not going to move to Georgia. We've got to get that issue resolved," said Rep. Austin Scott, R- Tifton.

Scott has served in the state house for 14 years. He is one of 7 GOP candidates seeking the 2010 Republican nomination for governor.


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