Stephens Enters Growing Republican Field in Georgia’s 9th House District

Posted May 27, 2009 at 11:30am
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Bill Stephens , former state Senate Majority Leader, officially added his name Wednesday to the growing field of Republicans seeking to replace Republican Rep. Nathan Deal in Georgia’s 9th District.

“Strong, proven leadership is essential in the challenging times we face today. North Georgia deserves a member of Congress who knows them, will represent their interests and knows how to take on the power structure–and win,” Stephens said in a written statement. “Given the opportunity to represent the 9th District, I will make sure that the voices of North Georgia are heard in the halls of Congress.”  

Stephens said he has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to establish a 2010 campaign committee. Deal, a nine-term lawmaker, is leaving the seat open to vie for governor.