Georgia's District 145 voters, which include Baldwin and Putnam County, will chose between State Representative Rusty Kidd, a registered independent, and Milledgeville businessman and Democrat Quentin Howell this November.
Quentin Howell said his number one focus if elected will be bringing more jobs to Baldwin-Putnam County. Howell owns a medical supply store in Milledgeville and said that he knows firsthand what small business owners need to grow.
Howell said one of the ways that he plans to bring jobs is by tackling an unfair tax structure.
"We are giving billion dollar companies million dollar tax incentives, and these same companies are leaving going to Mexico, China wherever the case may be," said Howell. "Small business owners like me and others throughout this community we live in Milledgeville, we live in Putnam County, when we start business here we're going to stay here cause this is our home."
Representative Rusty Kidd said being an independent is in his blood. His father was an elected Democrat and his sister was an elected Republican. He said not having those party ties will allow him to reach out to all types of voters.
Kidd said he's proud that his work has brought money to District 145.
"Like this past session the governor set aside $100 million dollars for the entire state for 159 counties and we were lucky enough here to get $27 million out of the 100 so we got over a fourth of what the governor set aside," said Kidd.