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Van Herrin

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Van Herrin
Candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives , District 178

Political party Republican
Profession Business Management
Van Herrin was a Republican candidate in the 2011 special election for District 178 of the Georgia House of Representatives. The special election took place on February 15, 2011. He was running to the fill the seat vacated by Mark Williams (R) who was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Herrin was defeated in the special election.


Herrin is a businessman and a member of the Board of Juvenile Justice, the Satilla Community Service Center, and the Brantley County Board of Education. He and his wife Sherri have two children


Campaign themes

Herrin's Campaign site detailed the following campaign themes and policy goals:

  • "Republican Van Herrin is a true conservative that has the courage to stand for our values. He won't just be a vote; Van Herrin will our voice in Atlanta. Van will uphold and defend the conservative principles of lower taxes, limited government, individual rights, free enterprise, and family values... Herrin will focus on:"
  • "Cutting taxes"
  • "Creating jobs"
  • "Protecting the rights of the unborn"
  • "Smaller government"
  • "Defending our 2nd Amendment rights"



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Herrin and three other candidates were defeated by Chad Nimmer (R) in the February 15, 2011 special election to the Georgia House of Representatives District 136. Both Georgia special elections held an open primary. All candidates appeared on the February 15 ballot along with their party affiliation. Since Nimmer received more than 50% of the vote, the election did not proceed to a runoff on March 15.[1]

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