ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in the District 175 special election.
The election is to fill the seat of long-time state Rep. Amy Carter who stepped down to take a position with the Technical College System of Georgia.
The candidates vying for the seat are:
- Treva Gear (D), a Valdosta educator
- John LaHood (R), a Valdosta business owner
- Bruce Phelps (R), an EMT in Lowndes County
- Coy Reaves (R), self-employed in Quitman
House District 175 covers all of Brooks County, and parts of Thomas and Lowndes.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election between the two with the most votes will take place March 13.