Evans announces run for House District 127

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Diane Evans announced she will run for House District 127 Wednesday morning. Evans says she's ready to represent both Richmond and Jefferson counties hoping to improve bring back jobs to the area, improve successes in public schools and support military families and senior citizens.

"I'm not afraid to get out and say that we have to take a bold stand," Evans said. "When we look at our president, someone needs to take a stand in our communities, and I want to be that voice."

The Georgia general assembly seat was left open by State Representative Quincy Murphy who died early August. Murphy's widow, Diane Murphy announced her run for the seat, as well as Brian Prince who put in his bid Monday.

The special election will be held November 5. If necessary, a runoff election will be held December3.