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Sapp Petition Falls Short
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

July 23--  The Vidalia fireman who wanted to run for state representative as an independent candidate is out of luck.

Thirty-year-old Sonny Sapp says the Georgia Secretary of State's office has ruled his petition to get on the ballot did not have the required number of 1,361 registered voters. Sapp had submitted a petition containing 1,400 signatures.

"I don't have an exact one hundred percent number, but we fell pretty well under the bar for registered voters. A lot of people think they are registered to vote, but in reality they're not," he said.

Sapp said he learned a lot going door to door obtaining signatures.

"It was a great learning experience.  I was really happy to see the kind of support I received and, being young and being in the community, it was heartwarming," Sapp said.

Would he do it again?

"That's not seen yet.  I put a lot into this, but I'm not ruling it out," he said.

Sapp says he called State Representative Greg Morris to inform him that he won't be on the ballot in November.

"He congratulated me on making the effort and actually reached out a hand of interest on working together," he reported. 

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