For the first face to face meeting Snider seemed a little nervous at times and Ralston came across angry a couple of times even pointing his finger at Snider during some of his answers.
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum Tuesday night that brought David Ralston (I) and his challenger Sam Snider side by side on the same stage. Ralston is the current 7th District State Representative and Speaker of the House. Challenging him for the seat is Gilmer County teacher and High School wrestling coach Sam Snider.
Things got heated quickly when Snider showed he was not intimidated by his opponent. Snider went after Ralston for his support of TSPLOST and even went so far as to point out that Ralston was proud to have a MARTA card. Ralston responded by chiding how Snider was not offering any solutions, just criticism. Ralston then capitalized on what may have been a misstep by Snider when he commented on government over reach on a Ginseng bill. Ralston told Snider to read the bill before he spoke about it again.
For the first face to face meeting Snider seemed a little nervous at times and Ralston came across angry a couple of times even pointing his finger at Snider during some of his answers. Watch the video of the forum below and let us know what you think. Ralston and Snider will square off again this Thursday night, in Fannin County at the Performing Arts Center at Fannin High School at 6 p.m. FetchYourNews.com will broadcast live stream.
Those following this race closely recognize the intentions of Sam Snider during the recent forum. Mr. Ralston emphatically stated that he did not support the TSPLOST legislation. This statement is simply not true. Sam Snider made this comment during the rebuttal to "remind" Ralston that he did in fact support the legislation. Sam Snider's comment was a direct quote from Ralston's soliloquy on the House floor encouraging the House to pass the bill. Snider's message to the people of the Seventh District is a simple return to local representation. MOST local citizens in this area do not have a Marta card and are more concerned with the high unemployment rate and the condition of local roads.
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