Powell-Sims to represent District 151 a second time - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Powell-Sims to represent District 151 a second time

July 18, 2006

Albany-- For a second time, Freddie Powell Sims has defeated Lawrence Roberts for a seat in the Georgia House. Two years ago, Sims ousted Roberts and now she will hold on to the District 151 seat with 66 percent of the vote.

Both candidates for the State Representative District 151 seat spent the night watching poll results closely. Lawrence Roberts optimistically waited at the Government Center.

"We're optimistic that our hard work paid off," says Roberts. Roberts spent twelve years in the General Assembly, experience he says made him want to run again.

"There's a lot of projects that are left unfinished and I need to get back in there and finish those projects for the people of Albany-Dougherty County," says Roberts. And it's those same people that decide just who will win. 

Roberts' second time opponent Freddie Powell Sims sat anxiously with family, friends and supporters.  By 8:30, she still hadn't won but had 63 percent of the vote.

"There's always a lot of hard work in campaigning but it is so worth it," says Powell-Sims. It paid off.  By 9:30, she won the election with 66 percent.  She credits a tough campaign and voter turnout.

"I'm very appreciative of that and I'm looking forward to serving another two years," says Powell Sims. For two more years, she'll continue focusing on economic development and education in the general assembly.

"We are so in need of a viable school system, one that is strong and one that can support economic development in this area," says Powell-Sims.

Roberts says it's up in the air if he'll try a third time for the 151 seat. "You can never say never. I said never two years ago and I found myself here again this time," says Roberts.

But for now it'll be Freddie Powell Sims representing parts of Albany in the state House of Representatives.

Lawrence Roberts says he wishes Sims the best and hopes she does a good job for the area.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=District151Seat

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Moultrie police search for burglary suspect

    Moultrie police search for burglary suspect

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:22:25 GMT
    A burglary suspect is on the run and the Moultrie police department is asking for your help finding that person. (Source: MPD via surveillance)A burglary suspect is on the run and the Moultrie police department is asking for your help finding that person. (Source: MPD via surveillance)
    Burglary suspect on the runBurglary suspect on the run

    A burglary suspect is on the run and the Moultrie police department is asking for your help finding that person.

    More >>

    A burglary suspect is on the run and the Moultrie police department is asking for your help finding that person.

    More >>
  • AFD raises money to give 'Burns the Boot'

    AFD raises money to give 'Burns the Boot'

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:39:17 GMT
    Every person that donates will receive a "Give Burns the Boot" wristband. (Source: Sebon Burns)Every person that donates will receive a "Give Burns the Boot" wristband. (Source: Sebon Burns)
    Every person that donates will receive a "Give Burns the Boot" wristband. (Source: Sebon Burns)Every person that donates will receive a "Give Burns the Boot" wristband. (Source: Sebon Burns)

    The Albany Fire Department is raising funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. 

    More >>

    The Albany Fire Department is raising funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. 

    More >>
  • 2 head to Coney Island for national hot dog eating competition

    2 head to Coney Island for national hot dog eating competition

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:35:23 GMT
    Wild Adventures hosted the Georgia state qualifier for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, for the second time. (Source: Wild Adventures)Wild Adventures hosted the Georgia state qualifier for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, for the second time. (Source: Wild Adventures)
    Wild Adventures hosted the Georgia state qualifier for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, for the second time. (Source: Wild Adventures)Wild Adventures hosted the Georgia state qualifier for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, for the second time. (Source: Wild Adventures)

    A Georgia woman and an Illinois man came out on top in Valdosta on Sunday, qualifying to head to nationals for hot dog eating. 

    More >>

    A Georgia woman and an Illinois man came out on top in Valdosta on Sunday, qualifying to head to nationals for hot dog eating. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly