Chattooga County Republicans will hold their regular monthly meeting coming up this Saturday, January 21 at Pop’s Restaurant in downtown Summerville.  Local Republicans will be hearing from Floyd County Commissioner Eddie Lumsden, who has announced his candidacy for the 12 District State House seat currently held by Barbara Massey Reece, a Democrat from Menlo.

Lumsden ran unsuccessfully against Reece seven years ago.  At the time the house seat comprised less of Floyd County than it does under new maps drawn last year by the Republican controlled state legislature.  In that election Lumsden carried Floyd County but lost to Reece in Chattooga County who went on to win re-election by a vote of 8,590-6,332.  Lumsden told the Rome News Tribune late last year, “As a member of the majority party who has ties with leadership, I believe I am in a better position to get things done for our district. I have a proven record of service and a passion for getting things done. It is not about me. It is about getting good things done for the people of Georgia and the new 12th District.”

Lumsden is expected to give up his position as a Floyd County Commissioner sometime in March to focus on the state house race.

Chattooga County Republican Vice – Chairman Brad Hayes said that the public is invited to attend the local GOP’s Saturday breakfast meeting that gets underway at 8 AM at Pop’s in Summerville.