State Rep. Doug Holt will not stand for reelection in 2014


State Rep. Doug Holt will not stand for reelection in 2014


COVINGTON, 12/9/13. Stating that “I thank the people of Morgan and Newton Counties for the honor of serving them in the Georgia House of Representatives,” State Representative Doug Holt announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2014.He further explained that “A decade is a long time to serve, and I appreciate the trust given me to do so. Now it’s time for me to return to private life, and give someone else the chance to help guide our state government.” Holt emphasized that, “I am proud to have helped deliver responsible, common sense government, especially during the difficulties of the recession. Georgia continues to be one of the most fiscally responsible states in the union, as shown by the Tax Foundation ranking us as the lowest among the states in revenue extracted per person, and fourth lowest in debt. This discipline has also allowed us to remain one of less than 10 states that have the highest possible AAA bond rating by all three ratings agencies.”

He added that “I’m doubly proud that this kind of responsible government has laid the foundations for a solid recovery from the Great Recession, most pointedly demonstrated by the growing stream of manufacturing jobs returning to Georgia. I commend Governor Nathan Deal for his leadership in working to make Georgia the number one state for business, and have been very pleased to support him in achieving this goal – an effort recognized recently by Site Selection magazine, when they named us number one in their state business climate ranking.”

Holt also stated that “I’ve really enjoyed working with the other members of the Morgan and Newton legislative delegations, as well as the members of our local governments. We are fortunate to have so many thoughtful, hard working people serving us.”

He concluded by saying “I’m very grateful to the many folks who’ve supported me in this endeavor, especially my campaign team, and my wife Julie and son Ray. If I’ve done some good in these years, I must respectfully attribute it to the invaluable support and advice they’ve given me.”

Holt will be returning full time to his IT consulting firm, Newton Computing Corporation, which he has operated since 1996. The company focuses on business applications programming and database support for Microsoft Windows and the IBM AS/400, with more information available at

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