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August 7, 2006

Albany -- A Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor says he wants to be an advocate for the disabled in Southwest Georgia.

Jim Martin toured Albany A.R.C. programs for persons with disabilities Monday morning. The former Commissioner of the state Department of Human Resources says he will work to insure health care and educational programs for the disabled if elected.

Martin said "It's incredible what they have done here in Albany. This center and other places in Southwest Georgia, to deal with folks who need a little bit of help, and so that's the reason I'm down here."

Martin talked with the A.R.C. students about his childhood battle with polio. Martin is opposing Greg Hecht for the Democratic candidacy for Lt. Governor in Tuesday' s runoff.

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