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Rynders plans to run again

April 25, 2004

Lee County- State Representative Ed Rynders says support from his constituents is driving him to seek a second term in office, and even with a newly drawn district he feels he'll be able to continue to fight for the issues most important to the people in district 152.

"Issues like saving and protecting the HOPE Scholarship, I was proud of my work in that and the higher education committee, as well as protecting traditional marriage as we know it and the ban on same-sex marriage in Georgia," Rynders says.

Aside from his voting record Rynders says voters should know that he's the type of politician that considers all sides of an issue and tries to come up with a common sense solution.

"You can't always make everybody happy and I'm not the kind of politician that does that. I'm not interested in compromise if it truly goes against what we believe in."

After hearing about Senator Roony Bowen's retirement plans Rynders admits considering running for Bowen's seat.

"But ultimately I thought the best thing to do was to continue to build the relationships and continue to learn the process."

He's hoping he'll be able to use that knowledge to continue to work for the voters in his district.

The redistricting plan created some controversy for Rynders seat. Under the proposed plan he would have gone head-to-head with Democrat Bob Hanner of District 133, but judges re-structured the maps so that the incumbents wouldn't have to face each other.

So far, Rynders has no announced opposition.

Posted at 5:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com