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Douglas resident seeks representative seat

Special to SEGAZINE

Small business owner, civic leader and lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia, Dominic LaRiccia (R-Coffee County), announced today that he will be running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 169 seat. LaRiccia will be running as a Republican for Georgia House of Representatives District 169, which is comprised of all of Bacon County and parts of Coffee and Jeff Davis counties. The primary election for this House seat will be held on May 20th, 2014.

“After considerable thought and prayer, I am announcing my candidacy for the Georgia House of Representatives and look forward to earning the trust and support of the people in District 169,” LaRiccia said.

“I have been blessed over the past ten years to work and serve with two outstanding State Senators representing this area. As a result of those ten years of service, I know the hard working people and local governments of Bacon, Coffee and Jeff Davis Counties are doing their very best in the midst of difficult and uncertain times. I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve each of these fine communities to ensure that Georgia is doing its very best for the people of District 169. Georgia must be innovative and diligent in creating opportunities for growth and prosperity for those who work hard to provide for their families and for the future generations who will follow them. The best way to achieve this is by continuing to fight for lower taxes, less government and limited regulation while providing a high quality education for our children with a focus on workforce development. In these challenging economic times job creation must be a top priority for state leadership. If a community is not growing, it is dying. If we are to grow, we must create more job opportunities for our citizens. And I am convinced I can help create those opportunities.”

LaRiccia is co-owner of Sunbelt Termite and Pest Control serving more than 30 counties and 5,000 accounts, many of which are located in Bacon, Coffee and Jeff Davis Counties. He and his wife Karrie have three children, Joshua, 16; Luke, 8; and Olivia, 6.

LaRiccia has served on the board of directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and on the operating committee of the First Academy Christian School. He has also served for twelve years as an active member and past President and Secretary of the Douglas Exchange Club. He currently serves as Chairman for the Exchange Club’s July 4th Freedom Fest. LaRiccia is also a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Douglas.

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