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Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate
by Bill Baldowski
April 16, 2014 05:47 PM | 3525 views | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Douglasville resident James Nixon, who is a body piercer by day, is running for the District 30 Senate seat. Nixon, a father of three, has a strong interest in issues related to children, such as education and healthcare.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal Douglasville resident James Nixon, who is a body piercer by day, is running for the District 30 Senate seat. Nixon, a father of three, has a strong interest in issues related to children, such as education and healthcare.
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James Nixon said he believes there is a need in the Georgia Senate for a lawmaker who is different and, as he termed, does not “run with the herd.”

A three-year Douglas County resident and the married father of three, Nixon, 26, is the only Democrat in the race for the Senate District 30 seat held by State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton.

Whether it is his profession as a body piercer in Douglasville or being an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, which believes that “we are all children of the same universe,” Nixon said the District 30 seat needs someone who is different than the norm.

“I don’t want people to judge me on my appearance, but look at me as to where my heart is, which is with the people I will serve in District 30,” said the Troup County native.

Asked if his unusual career might be an impediment for voters, Nixon said normal is “being true to one’s self and not being judged by the standards of others.”

“I am ready to modify politics in the Senate and move away from its business-as-usual politics,” Nixon said.

District 30 includes parts of Douglas, Paulding and Carroll counties.

In November, Nixon will face the winner of the May 20 Republican primary between Dugan and former longtime state lawmaker Bill Hembree.

Nixon, who said he has been “into politics” since age 14, said he will work with local officials to bring about change.

“Take the Paulding County Airport expansion issue,” he said.

“A majority of residents do not want the airport to be expanded and I would work with airport and county officials to make sure the people’s wishes are carried out.”

Much of Nixon’s campaign concerns education and, if elected, he would seek additional funding for public schools.

“The subsidy we are now paying the television and movie industry to film in our state should be spent, rather, on education,” he said.

Nixon said he would also work to lower teacher-student classroom ratios and rekindle in college graduates the desire to be educators.

“I would also work hard to remove the controversial Common Core curriculum from state public schools,” Nixon said.

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Caleb A. D.
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May 21, 2014
This man fights for a justice no one seems to understand. He truly sees that the CCSS is a waste of our government's money and the student's education. I hope this man wins.
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