ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - Voters elected the Georgia House District 153 representative Tuesday.
Democrat and Incumbent Camia Hopson took on Henry Mathis Jr. for the seat that represents Dougherty County.
Hopson won with 1,983 votes while Mathis received 1,578 votes.
There is no Republican candidate racing so Hopson will officially represent District 153.
Representative CaMia Hopson says she is eager to hit the ground running and find solutions to the problems in the community.
“I have been inundated phone calls, text messages and emails, and everything, and I really appreciate everyone’s support, and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve and continue to work and fight for the things here in Albany,” said Hopson.
Hopson said the current legislation is still in progress and there is still much to be done after this year’s primary election.
“This was an unprecedented time for, you know, the voting situation but you know there were so many issues that happened across the state that needs to rectified so we will be trying to do whatever we can do from a policy perspective to see if we can help smooth some of those things over,” said Hopson.
Along with changes to the voting process, she plans to focus on working towards reforming many policies in place.
“Of course with policing reform and just getting Medicare and Medicaid for all throughout the state of Georgia those are some of the biggest things we need to focus on,” said Hopson.
The state of Georgia budget is facing a 3 to 4.5 billion dollar shortfall.
Representative Hopson said over the next 10 days she’s making sure education, healthcare, and other state-funded agencies are still available to the city of Albany.
“It is going to be tough but the bottom line is to make sure that we can have as little impact on our community as possible,” said Hopson.
The current legislative session ends in two weeks and the new session starts in January 2021.