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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

July 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It looks as if Freddie Powell Sims will make history as the first woman and the first African American to represent Albany in the State Senate.

All the votes aren't in, but Sims is leading former State Representative John White. Both candidates' election night campaign headquarters were pretty quiet for most of the night.

Supporters waited patiently as votes in the eight counties covered by District 12 came in.

"If all of us work together, we can work to bring economic stability to our region," said Simms.

"Education will certainly be high on that list. We have to reduce the pupil teacher ratio. We have to get students into technical schools and into colleges," said White.

The winner will replace Michael Meyer von Bremen who's stepping down to run for a seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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