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Redistricting means Camp, Knight could face off

State Representatives Beth Camp (R-Concord) and David Knight (R-Griffin) released the following joint statement regarding the proposed House redistricting. The two will be on the same ballot for Pike County’s state House representative in 2024.

“The chairman of the Georgia House Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee released a proposed House map today in accordance with a federal judge’s court order requiring the legislature to draw a remedial map with five additional majority minority districts. While we do not agree with the ruling and an appeal to a high court has been filed, the Georgia General Assembly must take action to comply with the deadline to complete the maps or the maps will be drawn by the court. As a result of complying with the order, a new District 135 has been created, pairing Representatives Beth Camp and David Knight as incumbents for the 2024 election cycle. Both representatives are committed to representing their constituents at the highest level possible and look forward to the upcoming 2024 session,” said the statement released by Representatives Camp and Knight.

Rep. Beth Camp serves the citizens of District 135, which includes portions of Lamar, Pike and Upson counties. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2020 and currently serves as Chairman of the Intragovernmental Coordination Committee. She also serves on the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, Juvenile Justice, State Planning and Community Affairs and Ways and Means committees.

“I have the utmost respect for Representative Knight and appreciate our working relationship,” added Rep. Camp. “This is an unfortunate situation, but I have faith that the best interests of all citizens of Lamar, Pike and Spalding will be served. It is my honor to represent my constituents.”

Rep. Knight serves the citizens of District 134, which includes portions of Lamar, Monroe and Spalding counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and currently serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. He also serves on the Banks and Banking, Game, Fish and Parks, Health, Higher Education, Rules, Small Business Development and Ways and Means committees.

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