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Athens Democrat Will Run for State House

Deborah Gonzalez, an Athens attorney, has announced that she will seek the Democratic Party nomination for Georgia House District 117, which includes three Oconee County precincts.

Regina Quick, a Republican, currently represents the 117th in the Georgia House of Representatives. Quick, also an Athens attorney, has not said if she intends to seek re-election in 2018.

Gonzalez officially launched her campaign at Bishop Park in Athens on Saturday.

The 117th District includes three of Oconee County’s 13 precincts, Athens Academy, Malcom Bridge and Bogart, as well as small parts of Barrow and Jackson counties. The dominant part of the district is in Clarke County.

According to her website, Gonzalez plans to focus on health, education, jobs, internet security and information technology infrastructure.

Gonzalez has been an attorney for more than 20 years, focusing on media and entertainment and on social media and technology. She graduated from New York Law School and is licensed to practice in New York and Georgia.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.