David Doss makes a GOP bid for state Senate

David Doss, the former chairman of the State Transportation Board, announced this afternoon that he’ll run for the state Senate – in an open, Republican-leaning district created by this summer’s redistricting.

Doss, who is also the former chairman of the Floyd County Commission, declared his familial ties to the seat. From the press release:

“ I chose today to make this announcement on the occasion of my father’s 84th birthday. My Dad served the 52nd District with distinction from 1968 to 1979, and as a young boy, I often watched with great respect as the State Senate went about their business.

“But much has changed over the past 40 years in the State Senate and the public’s confidence and trust of this great institution has slowly eroded. Gone are the statesmen who placed principle over politics; who placed the needs of their district ahead of party politics; who believed in cooperation rather than stalemate; and those who adhered to a strong code of ethical conduct.”

Doss’ presence in the Senate would be, er, interesting. When his name was last spoken in the chamber, in 2009, state Sen. Preston Smith, R-Rome, was accusing Doss of bullying him into voting against a bill that stripped power from the DOT board. Smith’s charge was backed by Senate President pro tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons.

Smith produced a highly edited e-mail exchange that, when the whole string came to light, did more harm to Smith than to Doss.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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15 comments Add your comment

liberalefty

December 3rd, 2011
3:04 pm

more rabid racist rednecks who love god but hates gays,blacks,hispanics, women,muslims etc.

Independent voter

December 3rd, 2011
3:27 pm

Please no more republican they destroying our country vote all them out of the office.

pcBobby

December 3rd, 2011
3:31 pm

“Gone are the statesmen who placed principle over politics; who placed the needs of their district ahead of party politics; who believed in cooperation rather than stalemate; and those who adhered to a strong code of ethical conduct.” I’ll have the same weed this scuzzbucket’s smoking. There isn’t a shovel big enough to scoop up the amount of manure contained in that statement.

double

December 3rd, 2011
4:17 pm

PC would it not be great. If the statement was true.

Going Right

December 3rd, 2011
4:29 pm

liberalefty:
It’s great to hear from you. You bring so much to our conversation, but please hold off for a while till the bullsh**dozer cleans up most of it. Geez! it smells bad! Did you sh** that heap yourself or did you collect it from friends until you had your first ton?

lijingjing

December 4th, 2011
9:12 am

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Keith

December 4th, 2011
3:38 pm

Doss doesn’t have a chance. He’s only running as a Republican because this is a strong Republican district, but popular Floyd County commissioner Chad Whitefield has the backing of an all-star cast.

R U Kidding Me?

December 4th, 2011
6:21 pm

Keith:

“All-star cast”? Point out the all-star for me:

Tommie Williams: Midget from Lyons who has hijacked the Senate

Chip Rogers:The bank scammer who walks away from a $2.2M loan

Preston Smith: Former Senator who can’t keep his pants on around his interns

Barry Loudermilk: Ultra Right-Winger who introduces more bizarre bills than deceased Bobby Franklin

Please Keith, point out the all-stars

Designer Bags Sale

December 4th, 2011
6:30 pm

That was very forthcoming piece!

Joe

December 4th, 2011
10:32 pm

Doss is just what the capitol needs, you can bet the Chip Rogers and Tommie Williams of this world do not want someone with his backbone hanging around the state senate. Doss has a good sense of humor and if elected will qucikly become the Jon Stewart of the Senate exposing those hypocrtics for what they are. The only people who will not support him are the ones who think the staus qou at the capitol is a good thing.

Booger Fling

December 5th, 2011
11:35 am

Right on Joe!

David Doss always stood up for the little folks at GDOT. While other board members were occupied padding consultant/contractor pockets, Mr. Doss was occupied looking out for the underpaid and unappreciated employees. Those same employees that continue to get the short end.

The ordinary employees at GDOT took a big blow when Mr. Doss was voted off the board.

Paddy O

December 5th, 2011
6:37 pm

I’ve had had interaction with Mr. Doss – he did a good job as DOT commissioner. Good luck, MR. Doss.

alice mitchum

December 5th, 2011
11:11 pm

It is interesting that recently Sen. Tommie Williams and Sen Chip Rogers recently co -hosted a fundraiser for Chad Whitefield. Both of them epitomize the establishment and what is wrong with this country from Washington DC to the state Capitol. An independent thinker with no ties to any but his constituents is what Floyd County and Georgia need. Not a “robo” doll for the ruling establishment.

Georgezvxu

December 6th, 2011
2:45 am

Hi there every person I just wished to expose personally. For those who have any questions please inquire. Sorry with regard to my personal poor language

Brooklyn Clark

December 6th, 2011
3:53 am

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