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Summers Vs. Bowen in State Senate 13

November 4, 2002

CRISP CO.- 

"Hi this is Carden I'm asking would you please vote for me," Cordele Realtor Carden Summers says as he works the phones in hopes of being elected District 13's State Senator on Tuesday.

"They like the idea people are asked for their vote, and like the idea they are being included in the election process," Summers says. 

Meanwhile Rooney Bowen is working hard in the community as well, seen Wednesday cutting the ribbon to the new EMS station in Warwick. The car dealership owner hoping to be elected a State Senator for the 12th time.

"I've been up there 22 years and I'm bringing home more and more money to this district than ever." Democratic incumbent Rooney Bowen said. "We just need more experience up there."

But what Bowen sees as his strength, Summers sees as a weakness. "Time for a new beginning we got to move forward with new leadership and new ideas."

Because of redistricting, voters In Dougherty County and as far south as Colquitt County will get to decide who is the District 13 senator. Until then Bowen will continue his campaign to protect Georgia families, while Summers will keep working the phones in hopes of a change. 

Carden Summers served as Crisp County Commissioner for six years. Bowen was a State Representative for ten years before first being elected to the State Senate in 1980.

posted at 6:35 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com