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25 January 2012

Former State Representative to Challenge Yasmin Neal for House Seat

Freshman state Representative Yasmin Neal (D - Jonesboro) is facing a primary challenge this summer from a veteran of political campaigns.

The Clayton News-Daily reported January 16th that former state Representative Mike Glanton announced his candidacy for the re-configured 75th state House district.

"This is the official kick-off of my campaign," [Mike]Glanton said. "The way they [state legislators] drew me into more of a Jonesboro area made me decide to run. I’ve always had a lot of support here, and I think I was fairly successful [previously in the legislature]."

Yeomans, Curt (2012-1-16). Glanton makes State House candidacy official. Clayton News-Daily. Retrieved on 2012-1-25.

Glanton previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010. He unsuccessfully sought a seat in the he Georgia Senate, receiving 31.6% of the vote in the July 20, 2010 primary election.