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Americus Democrat will not run again for House

April 30, 2004 

(Americus-AP) -- Democratic state Representative Jimmy Skipper, a 14-year House veteran from Americus,  will not run for re-election in November. Skipper said he will devote more time to his law practice and family.

Americus businessman Michael Cheokas, who has served as chairman of the Sumter County Democratic Committee, qualified to run for the District 116 seat in November.

 Five Democrats have switched parties this month, leaving the majority party with just 103 seats in the 180-member House. Republicans hold 76 seats and there is one independent who usually votes with the Republicans. A majority is 91.

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