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  1. Campaign Season Has Begun – Local candidates begin their 2012 run


    December 23, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Jeff Winkler/WASHINGTON COUNTY — There are still about 330 days left until voters go the polls, but like their national counterparts, county-wide candidates for local office are already gearing up for the 2012 elections. As reported in the Observer on Dec. 1, Cristi Beaumont has been running hard against Amy Turner and Bob Lambert in the special election for the Washington and Madison County Circuit Judge – recently vacated by Mary Ann Gunn — which will take place on May 22. Candidates for the general election in November, however, are also greasing the wheels. First-term incumbent State Representative Justin Harris (R-West Fork) recently announced his reelection campaign with a detailed press release stating that “jobs, tax cuts, education reform, and illegal immigration” would be his top priorities once returning to the House. “Businesses create jobs when government gets itself and heavy taxation out of the way,” wrote Harris. “I am currently working on changing the tax codes to make them more friendly to the business community.” Harris is seeking reelection amidst the minor controversy surrounding the preschool, he and his wife own and operate. Harris was investigated by the Department of Human Services after complaints were filed against Growing God’s Kingdom, for alledgedly promoting religion while receiving significant state funds  – a possible violation of state laws and guidelines. Like …