Thomasville Times Enterprise

January 21, 2013

Watson debuts at state House

Patti Dozier

THOMASVILLE — A 34-year-old man who thought agriculture needed a voice in the Georgia Legislature offered himself for the District 172 House of Representatives seat last year.

Samuel Lawrence “Sam” Watson was the only candidate to qualify for the post in his first venture into politics.

“I found my parking spot the first time,” Watson told a meeting of the Thomas County Republican Party on Monday.

Watson described his first days in the state House last week as “a great experience.”

The Atlanta legislative pace is hectic said Watson, adding that activities take place in rapid succession.

He is used to getting in his truck and reaching a destination quickly and without a lot of traffic and confusion.

“You don’t do that in Atlanta,” Watson told the Times-Enterprise after the GOP meeting. One finds a parking place and pays to park, he explained.

A farmer in the Murphy community of Colquitt County, Watson raises brood cows and grows cucumbers, squash, bell peppers and cabbage.

See Tuesday's edition for more details.