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Representative Jan Tankersley Announces Candidacy for Re-election

State Representative Jan Tankersley (R-Brooklet) has announced her intention to seek re-election to the office of House District 160, which includes a large portion of Bulloch County and North Bryan County.  Representative Tankersley will be seeking a fourth term in office.
 
“I am honored to represent the people and communities of the 160th District and stand up for our values at the State Capitol,” said Tankersley, who was first elected to the General Assembly in 2010. “Despite experiencing the worst recession in modern times, Georgia stayed the course, practiced fiscal responsibility and good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.  Actions taken by the Governor and the legislature are now paying dividends that will continue to make Georgia stronger, improve our educational system, and attract industry, tourism and economic development to our state.
 
 It is not surprising that Georgia continues to be named the number one place to do business in the United States.  House District 160 has many resources that present this area as a desirable location for businesses and industries which includes our proximity to the ports.  We are also noted as having a progressive K-12 public school system, higher education opportunities and technical college degrees.
 
Rep. Tankersley serves as Chair of the House Intragovernmental Coordination Committee, which handles all local legislation affecting individual city, county or consolidated governments.  Rep. Tankersley is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the annual state budget, the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee and the Natural Resources & Environment Committee.  She also serves as secretary of the House Rural Caucus and is a member of the Sportsmen’s Caucus as well as the Women’s Caucus.
 
Rep. Tankersley was listed as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2010. She and her husband Hughie have two children and three grandchildren. They attend Trinity Presbyterian Church.
 
“I look forward to talking to and hearing from the people of our district during the course of this year’s campaign,” Tankersley said. “I strive to make myself available and accessible to the citizens I represent.  I always want to hear of concerns, how I can help individuals and how the legislature can help.   I ask for your vote and continued support as we go into this new election year.”
 
Rep. Tankersley qualified for re-election on Monday, March 7th.   The primary election is scheduled for May 24th, and the General Election will be held November 8th.
Representative Jan Tankersley qualifies for re-election
Monday morning at the State Capitol. 
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