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Attorney Stacey Jackson begins campaign for GA House of Representatives

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Attorney Stacey Jackson, aprominent defense attorney in Muscogee County, kicked off his campaign for theGeorgia House of Representatives today, March 12.

Jackson is running for the137th District seat, which is currently held by Representative Debbie Buckner.

"I amdefinitely committed to three things," says Jackson. "Economic advancement, jobcreation, and education. I sum it up to those three things."

Jackson says he believesall of these issues work in tandem to reduce the crime rate in thedistrict. In addressing literacy rates, he says, "If a child doesn't learnhow to read by the end of third grade, there's a great likelihood ofimprisonment, and I have to deal with that a lot with my job, not only as aformer assistant district attorney, but as a defense attorney now."

Jackson goes on toexplain, "If you fix the literacy rate, then you have educational opportunitiesfor those kids, you've got job creation, then what happens? Crime goes down. Sothey're all related to one another."

Jackson is running as aRepublican with the campaign slogan: "A vision for a better tomorrow". He grewup in Harris County, and still lives there today.

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