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Georgia lawmaker wants to lower age requirement for state senate

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One Georgia lawmaker would like to lower the age requirement for folks to run for state senate.

State Senator Josh McKoon is planning to introduce legislation to lower the minimum age requirement

to 21 years old.

Currently you must be at least 25 to run for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

The change would require a constitutional amendment. We asked some South Georgians what they thought.

“If they are drafted and they go to defend their country, they should be able to help run that country. They don't need to use just their braun. And I feel that way and some people are mature at eighteen,” says Albany resident Patsy Watson.

McKoon says he was inspired when an 18-year-old was elected to West Virginia's legislature.

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