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GA Secretary of State stops in Albany

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Secretary of State Karen Handel made a stop in southwest Georgia to discuss her goals for the state's future. Handel is among a crowded field of candidates to be Georgia's next governor.

Tuesday afternoon she took time to shake hands and talk with Dougherty County Rotary Club members. Handel is confronting Georgia's budget crisis head-on and says the state need to do a better job when it comes to prioritizing its goals.

"I really don't believe in across the board cuts. As the legislature returns I'm hopeful and I'm certain that what they will do is work with the governor to really prioritize our top priorities and obviously the state has some mission critical functions education being one of them, public safety, public health, as well as infrastructure and we need to get really very much more focused on those mission critical," said the Secretary of State.

Handel also told rotary members the state needs to focus on job growth, infrastructure improvements, and education.

There are seven Republicans, five democrats, one Libertarian, and one Independent candidate looking to replace Governor Sonny Perdue next year.


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