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Vernon Jones to Announce His Bid for the Fourth Congressional District Seat
DECATUR, January 14, 2010 – Vernon Jones, former Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County, Georgia, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. The press conference will be held at 4153 Flat Shoals Parkway, Building C, Decatur, GA 30034 in the 2nd floor conference room. All media is invited.
Jones’ press release was immediately followed by an announcement from Hank Johnson that he’ll announce his re-election bid Saturday.
Said the congressman: “Serious times call for serious representation, and the Fourth District will be well served by a vigorous, positive debate that presents a diversity of views. I look forward to a vigorous campaign and re-election to a third term.”
Johnson disclosed in December that he has battled hepatitis C, an incurable, blood-borne liver disease, for more than a decade.
DeKalb County Commissioner Connie Stokes has already announced plans to challenge Johnson in the Democratic primary this year. Another county commissioner, Lee May, is considering the contest.
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