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Brooks announces bid for District 112 seat

COVINGTON — Aaron Brooks, a 20-year resident of Covington, has announced his candidacy for the District 112 seat in the state House of Representatives. Brooks seeks to fill the seat now held by state Rep. Doug Holt, who announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014.

Brooks, who describes himself as a taxpayer advocate, is running as a Republican.

“After much consideration and prayer with my family, we have found that now is the right time to take the next step to represent the ideals of the residents of District 112, and get our fiscal house in order,” Brooks said in a press release about his announcement.

District 112 includes parts of Newton and Morgan counties. Brooks said he wants to make Newton and Morgan counties a place where entrepreneurs can prosper with lower taxes and fewer regulations.

“If business owners can prosper there will be higher paying jobs and less unemployment,” he said.

Brooks has more than 20 years of experience in business and sales. He currently works as a regional sales manager for a commercial laundry supplies firm. He is a Navy veteran and a founding member of Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance, a local taxpayer advocacy group.

“I am running because my neighbors, friends and family are concerned about our children’s future and the people of the great state of Georgia,” Brooks said. “We need representatives under the Gold Dome that stand for conservative values and lower taxes. Fees and taxes are being raised while government spends too much. We need to eliminate the state income tax and replace it with a ‘Fair Tax.’ This is what Georgians want, and their interests are my top priority. It is time to expand school choice, have real government ethics reform, and simplify the Georgia tax code.”

Brooks and his wife, Michelle, have been married 15 years and are the parents of two children. He is a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

For more information go to www.aaronbrooksforga.com.