Georgia’s gubernatorial election is not the only race worth keeping an eye on.
Georgia’s District 10 U.S. House Representative, Jody Hice, might have a bit of a challenge this election.
Tabitha Johnson-Green, the Democratic Nominee, is a 46-year-old black woman is looking to break the tradition of a Republican representative for District 10.
Hice has represented the 10th Congressional District in the Georgia House since 2014, holding positions on the House Armed Services Committee, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.
Hice gained these positions unopposed; Johnson-Green will be his first challenger since 2014.
Hice won the Republican primary with 78.9 percent of the vote; Johnson-Green won the Democratic primary with 50.2 percent.
In a recent appearance in Watkinsville, Hice said “the time has come to” stop the Democratic party, as the party that is favored to regain control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 6.
Johnson-Green is a registered nurse from Washington County, Georgia. She has no prior political background, but her main goal is to represent the common lifestyle of the everyday citizen.
“We need to shake up the status quo. No more politics as usual,” Johnson said.
She said she has witnessed first-hand the “suffering inflicted upon” families because of high healthcare costs.
In 2013, Johnson’s husband had a stroke, which caused her family to face huge challenges of paying off debt.
If elected, Johnson-Green said she will advocate for Medicare for every citizen, mandatory background checks on all gun purchases, and tuition-free public universities and colleges.
Cheyenne Brown is a senior majoring in journalism.