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October 18, 2006

Albany-- A Democratic candidate hopes to be the second woman elected as Georgia's Secretary of State.

Gail Buckner shook hands with people in Albany Wednesday and encouraged them to vote in the upcoming election. Buckner served in Georgia's General Assembly for sixteen years and wants to take that legislative experience to the Secretary of State office.

If elected Secretary of State, Buckner says she'll work to create a partnership between that office and local communities to build greater opportunities for leadership.

"We have a college or technology school within 50 miles of every citizen of this state. What a great opportunity for us to partner and to put in place a win-win situation," says Buckner.

Buckner also wants to establish a 1-800 number for people to call the Secretary of State's office with complaints or questions. She faces Republican Karen Handel in the general election next month.

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