Conservative Republican grassroots leader Brad Hughes announced Saturday evening that he will run in the special election on Jan. 8 as a Republican candidate for state Senate District 11. District 11 covers Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Seminole, and parts of Mitchell and Thomas Counties.
"After much encouragement and prayerful consideration, I am announcing my candidacy for the 11th Senate District of Georgia. I am running because our south Georgia families and farmers need a bold voice for our conservative values, for limited government, and for our way of life in the Senate.”
Hughes, who worked for Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the State Capitol, resigned his post on Friday to prepare for the race.