Gerald DeWitt

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Gerald DeWitt
Candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives , District 178

Political party Republican
Profession Retired
Website Campaign Site
Gerald DeWitt 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. He was defeated in the special election.

DeWitt is a 21-year member of the Jesup City Council. Prior to his retirement he served as Manager of Environmental Affairs for Rayonier Performance Fibers. He also served 25 years in the Georgia Army National Guard, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Corps of Engineers. DeWitt and his wife Melissa have one child.

Campaign themes

DeWitt details his qualifications and campaign themes in a video on his website.



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

DeWitt 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 will appeared on the February 15 ballot along with their party affiliation. Since Nimmer received more than 50% of the vote, the election will not proceed to a run-off on March 15.[1]

Current Candidates:



324 Dreamland Street

Jesup, GA, 31545

Phone: 912-427-7648


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