Albany -- An Ashburn man qualifies to run for the state houses seat now held by Austin Scott of Tifton. Doug Hughes qualified as a democrat Tuesday to run for the House District 153 post.
Wednesday he made a stop at the Flint Riverquarium with his grand-daughter's third grade class. Hughes said he's running to secure more money for local schools.
"The funding for the education system has been drastically cut, and that affects my grandchild and the third graders have having to share books, because the legislature cut funding for book purchases," said Doug Hughes.
Hughes, who works as an exterminator, said Georgia's teachers are underpaid. He has previously served on the Sylvester City Council.