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Local farmers are supporting Burke

Dean Burke

With endorsements from over 100 area farmers and agri-businessmen, District 11 senatorial candidate Dr. Dean Burke is hosting a district tour to promote his stance on the state’s largest industry, which is agriculture.
“Now that the race has narrowed to two candidates, Dean’s support has grown to an overwhelming majority of the agriculture community, displayed in this list of public support,” said Tommy Dollar, chairman of Burke’s Farm Team.
“We have put together this tour to give all voters the opportunity to come and hear firsthand Dean’s message to our number one industry and why so many of us farmers have chosen to support him as our next senator,” Dollar said.
The district tour began at “The Barn,” located on U.S. Highway 19 outside of Pelham. On Saturday, Jan. 26, Burke will host a function from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Blakely; on Monday, Jan. 28, in Donalsonville from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.; and wrap up with an event next Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon – 1 p.m. in Moultrie.
Farmers and agri-businessmen from Grady County who have endorsed Dean Burke include: Johnny Bell, Eric Cohen, Stevie Davis, Spencer Duncan, Mason Ferrell, Russell Fowler, Cecil Gibbs, Ken Godwin, Coleman Harrison, David Harrison, Dixon Harrison, John Harrison, Jenny Harrison, Ron Harrison, Lofley Hinson, Tommy Hopkins, Carol Hopkins, Cary Humphries, Jeremy Husky, Dan Jones, Julian Knight, Gerry Jones, Caylor Ouzts, Donna Ouzts, Sammy Perkins, Cole Prince, Ray Prince, Diane Pyles, Dusty Sheffield, Buddy Snipes, Danny Vaughn, Bobby Williams, Cole Whigham and Jeremy Faircloth.
Burke faces Mike Keown in the Feb. 5 run off.

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