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Smith, wins HoR District 133 seat

TROUP — Republican Vance Smith has won the race for the Georgia House of Representatives District 133 seat.

The race came to a close Tuesday, with Smith receiving approximately 89 percent of the vote for the Republican nomination. He will now run unopposed in the general election.

His opponent, Christopher Gyening received approximately 10 percent of the vote.

“My wife and I, we are very excited,” Smith said shortly after results were tallied. “We had a great team of people working together and couldn’t have done it without them. I want to hear what the people have in mind, some of the issues they are facing, and I want to be able to communicate those issues to Atlanta. I just look forward to representing this area and making sure we are in on all the conversations to bring business here to create some jobs.”

Smith, 65, has previously served Harris, Muscogee and Troup Counties in the State House of Representatives, was the Commission Chairman for Harris County and the Commissioner of Georgia Department of Transportation. He currently owns Vance Smith Contracting and Consulting in Georgia.

Smith will fill the district seat after John Pezold did not seek re-election.