Dan Matthews

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Dan Matthews
Candidate for
Georgia House District 113

Political party Democratic
Profession Legal secretary
Website Candidate blog
Dan Matthews was a Democratic candidate in the July 19 runoff election for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 113. The special election was called to fill a vacancy created when Hank Huckaby (R) resigned to become the new University of Georgia Chancellor.[1]

Matthews is a legal secretary and former chairman of the Oconee County Democratic Party. He is host of the Dan Matthews radio show. In addition, Matthews has worked as an online journalist and blogger. He has also chaired a Democratic campaign and worked in the Oconee County government.[2][3]

Campaign themes

Matthews' Facebook campaign site emphasizes several campaign themes and policy proposals:

Economic Security:

  • "Promote agriculture"
  • "Improve immigration laws"
  • "Promote tourism"
  • "Promote economic development"
  • "Establish no new taxes"
  • "Promote stringent banking laws which stop predatory lending and lending projects more than 100 miles away"
  • "Promote stiffer penalties for banks what do not follow the rules of the FDIC"

Educational Opportunity:

  • "Strive for better schools"
  • "Include income means test to decide HOPE Scholarship"
  • "Lower the GPA requirements for HOPE Scholarship"

Shared Responsibility:

  • "Increase water availability"
  • "Protect the environment"
  • "Promote recreational parks"
  • "Require recycling"
  • "Allow no sweetheart deals for Delta"
  • "Establish a public/private partnership to make Hwy. 316 safer"
  • "Slash government spending"
  • "Reduce by 5% the pay for state employees making more than $100,000 annually"
  • "Sell wasteful state projects such as the fishing center in Perry, GA"
  • "Demand adherence to specific ethical standards in government"



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

The special election for State House District 113 took place in Oconee County and portions of Clarke, Morgan and Oglethorpe counties. The election was a nonpartisan special election with an open primary. Matthews and Charles Williams (R) were the top two vote-getters in the primary. Williams defeated Matthews in the July 19 runoff election.[4][5]

Runoff election

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate:
  • Dan Matthews 1,897
Republican Party Republican Candidates:

Open primary

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate:
  • Dan Matthews 1,048 Approveda
Republican Party Republican Candidates:



1081 Katie Lane
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Email: danjmatt@bellsouth.net

Phone: 706-769-1131

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