CAMILLA, GEORGIA – Joe M. Campbell, lifelong resident of Camilla and former VP of Procurement in the shelling industry has announced his campaign for State Representative in Georgia’s House District 171, covering Colquitt, Decatur and Mitchell counties. Following the recent passing of Jay Powell, a Special Election was announced for January 28 th , to fill this vacancy.

“I am running for State House to secure the conservative voice of Southwest Georgia in our state legislature. I represent the values of this area in everything I do and I will stand up for the priorities this district holds dear,” stated Campbell. “I have a passion for America, a passion for Georgia and I believe everything that goes through the government needs to maintain our conservative values as a stronghold.”

An alum of the University of Georgia, Joe Campbell dedicated his 40-year career to agriculture, the backbone of the local economy in this district. Growing up on a farm and surrounded by the farming community, Joe was pointed in the direction of agriculture from the start. He served on a number of boards and organizations in the ag industry throughout his career. Following his recent retirement, Joe has become even more involved in the local community through service work and ministry. He describes his conservative, Christian values as the most important guiding light for his family.

“I believe in Donald Trump’s American-First agenda and will stand for the conservative principles that Southwest Georgia holds dear,” explains Campbell. “I will be an advocate for our agriculture community and a voice for local business. As the husband of a teacher, I also have a heart for education. It is important that we hold up our conservative values, keep taxes low, reduce unnecessary regulations and enable our local employers, teachers, farmers and citizens to thrive.”

Spending his career building relationships and connecting people across the state, region and the country, Joe knows that is a big part of what creates results in the legislature. His primary focus will be on applying Southwest Georgia values to decision making. Joe and his wife Deborah have two grown sons and are active members of Heritage Church in Moultrie.