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Incumbent Will Wade qualifies to run for re-election to state house
Will Wade 2022

A local conservative businessman has qualified for a second term to serve people in Georgia’s State House District 9. 

Dawson County native William “Will” Wade is running to once again serve as District 9’s state representative, according to a press release. He was first elected to the seat in November 2020. 

Wade is a graduate of Dawson County High School and previously served for 15 years as a member and past chair on the Dawson County Board of Education.

“I am leading the effort to ban divisive ideologies from our classrooms with House Bill 1084 and have worked alongside my colleagues to allocate historic levels of funding to our schools, raise educator pay, and put parents back in charge of their child’s education,” Wade said. 

He’s also promoted cutting taxes and strengthening Georgians’ Second Amendment rights through sponsoring constitutional carry legislation. 

“We have worked hard to restore public confidence in our elections by passing the Election Integrity Act, which implemented a photo ID requirement on absentee ballots, secured all ballot drop boxes around the clock, and banned outside activist groups from bankrolling our elections,” his press release stated. “That law has been ranked the top election integrity measure in the nation by the conservative Heritage Foundation.”

Wade also shared how the state’s House and Senate have worked with Gov. Brian Kemp during the pandemic and chosen “freedom over lockdowns” to keep Georgia the “best state for business for the 8th year in a row.” 

“As a result, Georgia now has the lowest unemployment rate in state history and record job growth and investment in all corners of our state – especially in rural communities like State House District 9,” Wade said in his statement. 

The representative also mentioned that Republicans are currently working to pass and sign legislation that would mean a $1 billion dollar tax cut, over $1 billion in tax refunds to Georgia taxpayers, and a temporary suspension of the state gas tax. 

“I look forward to strongly supporting those efforts to put more money back in the pockets of 9th district citizens,” Wade said. 

He elaborated that he’s honored to serve the people in Georgia House District 9, and has worked hard the past year-and-a-half to keep the promises he made to his constituents on the campaign trail. 

“My family and I are asking for the honor of representing you for another two years in the Georgia House,” he said, “so I can continue to fight for our values at the state capitol and keep our state the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”