Georgia Residents Speak Out About Their New Governor

By: Donnitra GIlbert Email
By: Donnitra GIlbert Email
South Georgia residents speak out about the state

Associated Press
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, left is sworn in by his son Hall County Superior Judge Jason Deal, as the 82nd Governor in the House chamber, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Atlanta. Behind Governor Deal, from left, is his wife Sandra Deal, Mary Emily O'Bradovich, Carrie Deal Wilder and Katie Deal Wright.

"Ladies and Gentleman, the 82nd Governor of the state of Georgia."

"I'm excited for the state of Georgia," said Republican Party Member Kim Wreckwert.

Kim Wreckwert said she and more than a dozen others were prepared to go to Governor Nathan Deal's inauguration Tuesday but the snowstorm detoured their plans.

"Just to see history unfold in-front of your eyes to see the process play out would have been wonderful we planned on taking one of our children to see that and he was excited," said Wreckwert.

Deal supporters said the four areas he wants to focus on are public safety, education, transportation and water . They say in-turn his main focal points will create jobs.

Residents said they hope tackling the 10 percent unemployment rate is his first priority.

"I've been unemployed since November 16th," said Thomasville Resident Johnny Crumpton.

In November's general election Georgia Republicans won every statewide elected office.

"By him being a republican I hope that changes will be in the favor for all people," said Crumpton.

Governor Nathan Deal said he plans to re-examine the role of government in Georgia citizens lives.


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