Trammell edges out Gomez for district 132 seat

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bob Trammell (D) was re-elected as the district 132 representative to the Georgia State House Tuesday. Trammell edged out his opponent Leonard Gomez (R) with 52 percent of the vote.

Trammell won with 8,846 votes to Gomez’s 8,127 ballots.

Trammell, from Luthersville, is the state house’s minority leader. Trammell said he is grateful to the voters to continue working in district 132.

“I ran an issue-oriented campaign and think that when we go back to the general assembly we’ll get to work on the issues that voters in the district care about,” Trammell said.

Trammell said his focus for next term will be on healthcare focusing on expanding Medicaid and looking into medical marijuana.

“We desperately need to have the conversation about Medicaid expansion and covering the over 500,000 of Georgians who lack medical coverage of any kind could be covered if we expand Medicaid,” Trammell said. “We also want to talk about finding a way to provide access to medical cannabis to families and patients that need it throughout Georgia, which will involve some type of cultivation here in Georgia.”

A phone call to Gomez was not returned Tuesday night.

District 132 includes Coweta, Meriwether and Troup counties.