North Georgia voters reject former Democrat Party local chairman in Georgia’s House District 5 run-off
Despite a reported $4000.00 campaign donation from Georgia’s Republican Speaker of the House, former Democratic party local chairman Jesse Vaughn has lost the race to fill an empty seat in the Georgia House to opponent Matt Barton.
Barton will replace State Rep. John Meadows, R-Calhoun, who died Nov. 13.
Defeated candidate Vaughn said he switched parties around 2008. His voting record shows he first cast a ballot in a Republican primary in 2010, according to the Chattanooga Times.
He is a former member of the board of directors for the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce.