Jim Steed: House District 125 Representative Candidate

(WJBF)– NewsChannel 6 is profiling all 5 of the House District 125 candidates ahead of the February 13th special election.

We spoke with Republican Candidate Jim Steed about what issues he hopes to address if elected.

He’s the 5th candidate for District 125, who knows Columbia County like the back of his hand.

“My family has been here almost a hundred years. My grandaddy moved here in 1934, and they started the farm where it’s at now. So the farm in 10 years is going to be a 100 year farm,” said Steed.

Steed has spent time working in the trucking business, hospitality, education, and of course–agriculture.

But now he’s turning his attention to representing his county at the state level.

“For me, I just know what the people are thinking, because I’m the same person–I’m a citizen. And I’m not a political figure, never had any interest in politics, but I just decided that I knew I could do the better job of any candidate that was running. So I jumped in the race,” said Steed.

The conservative is aiming to make improvements to the public education system, and advocate for small businesses in our area.

But his biggest hope is to improve the relationship between the representative and citizens in District 125.

“I’ve talked to a lot of people, and some of them didn’t even know who their I representative was. To me that’s a shame, and I want to try to change that,” said Steed.

Steed says he wants to ensure the public that if he is elected, he will not only represent the district well, but be a representative people can trust.

“I believe they’re voting for somebody who is genuine. If he’s gonna talk to you and say something, believe it. I intend on gaining their trust, and that’s what you want to have in a representative. You want somebody you can trust, and look after your best interests while they’re in Atlanta,” said Steed.

The House District 125 special election will be Tuesday, February 13th.

Steed is opposed in that race by Republicans C-J Pearson and Gary Richardson, Democrat Kay Turner, and Libertarian John Turpish.

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