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Emory Dunahoo set to represent a new House district
HOUSE31 Emory Dunahoo
Emory Dunahoo

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gillsville, won the primary to fill the House 31 seat. Dunahoo previously represented House District 30, but redistricting put him into District 31, which was represented by Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson. Benton chose not to run for reelection.

Who is he: Dunahoo owns a business overseeing rental properties. He has served as the House District 30 representative since 2011.

How he reacted: Dunahoo couldn’t be reached for immediate comment.

On the issues: Dunahoo would like to see health care access for veterans be a priority. A longtime proponent of replacing the income tax with a consumption tax, he would at least like to see a continued return of surplus money to taxpayers.

What’s next: Dunahoo faces no Democratic opposition in the Nov. 8 election.

House District 31

Emory Dunahoo: 53%

Don Clerici: 47%