ATLANTA — State Representative Paulette Rakestraw (R, Hiram) announced that longtime Paulding County physician Dr. John Covington has endorsed her in the July 31 Republican primary. During his 25 years of practice, Dr. Covington delivered many babies who are now grown and active in the Paulding County community.
Rep. Rakestraw said, “Dr. Covington is, of course, a Paulding institution, known not only for his medical practice but also for his wisdom an common sense on political and commercial issues. I am honored to have his endorsement.”
In a statement, Dr. Covington said, “Paulette Rakestraw has kept to her agenda and kept her promises in the Gold Dome. She has cut taxes for all Georgians and, importantly, protected the Senior Tax Exemption. We can count on her to continue to represent the core values of Paulding County citizens. I urge my fellow Paulding citizens to cast their vote for Paulette.”
Rep. Rakestraw represents the citizens of District 19 in Paulding County. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and currently serves on the Children & Youth Committee, the Economic Development & Tourism Committee, and on the Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation.