Republican Eddie Lumsden is challenging Democrat incumbent Barbara Massey Reece for the slot, which represents all of Chattooga and most of the western half of Floyd.
This will be the second time Lumsden, a former Floyd County commissioner, has attempted to oust Reece from the seat she’s held for the past 12 years.
What’s changed is the district — which was renumbered from the 11th and drawn to include more of Floyd County — following the 2010 census.
Precincts added this year because of population shifts are Cave Spring, Watters, Garden Lakes and a part of Mount Alto North.
Reece and Lumsden answer questions about their qualifications and the state issues of education funding, transportation infrastructure, budgeting and health care today’s paper.
Voters have through the close of business on Oct. 9 to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.
Floyd County’s two other state House representatives, Republicans Katie Dempsey of Rome and Christian Coomer of Cartersville, are unopposed for re-election.
There also are no contests for the state Senate seats. Republican Chuck Hufstetler is the lone candidate for the District 52 slot, which covers all of Floyd and parts of Chattooga, Bartow and Gordon counties.
State Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, also will return to his District 53 seat representing the balance of Chattooga and Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties.
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