Two Republicans are vying for the position in the Georgia House of Representatives for District 157, including incumbent Bill Werkheiser.
District 157 includes portions of Emanuel, Evans, Tattnall and Wayne counties. Cities include Claxton, Glennville, Jesup and Reidsville.
Delvis Dutton – R
Delvis Dutton is a former Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives for District 157. He held the position from 2011 to 2015.
In 2014, he sought election to represent District 12 and in 2016 he was a candidate for District 19.
Dutton says he wants to regain the seat, saying the district is not “for sale.”
He served on several committees, including banks and banking, juvenile justice, motor vehicles and natural resources.
Dutton is a small business owner and farmer. He was born in Savannah, lived in Glennville for most of his life and attended Georgia Southern University.
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William “Bill” Werkheiser – R Inc
Bill Werkheiser has served District 157 since 2015. Werkheiser is a local businessman who has owned and operated Southeastern PrinTech for 29 years.
Werkheiser believes the role of the government is to protect fundamental rights of the individual and protect the constitution. He aims to keep government interference to a minimum and create more transparency in government.
Werkheiser hopes to help grow businesses and attract additional businesses. He believes local boards and teachers should run schools, not the government.
Werkheiser is pro-life and supports the 2nd Amendment.
He attended Georgia Southern University.