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Businessman Jumps Into House Race

Republican Troy Welker wants to represent the 23rd District, a new State House seat that includes a large portion of Canton.

Troy Welker of Canton believes something is missing from government.

"We need business people in government," he said. "Someone who knows how to improve our economy, create jobs, balance budgets and make tough decisions."

It is for that reason that Welker, a local businessman, announced his run for the newly created 23rd District State House seat, which takes in a large portion of Canton as well as the city of Waleska.

"I’m tired of just complaining about the problems facing this state and country," he said today in a statement. "It’s time to take action. The career politicians have had their shot, and they just simply aren’t doing what’s best for us."

Welker and his business partner started IPT Sink Company in 2004 in the basement of his rental home with a $40,000 investment. Since then, the company has grown into three separate companies. Annual sales have exceeded $5 million.

"We run all these operations with fewer than nine employees," he said.

Already, Welker has amassed a campaign war chest of $100,000 as of the Dec. 31 campaign contribution-reporting deadline.

"I am truly honored by the tremendous outpouring of support I have received so far," said Welker, a alum who is a sworn police officer. "I look forward to working hard and earning the trust and support of the people of the 23rd District."

For more information on Welker, open the attached PDF under his photo.

Ashley Brower Crumbley January 30, 2012 at 03:50 PM
We stand behind you Troy! Let's get some business brains in there, relieve the individuals whom are running this wonderful place into the gutter!
David R. Ernst January 30, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Troy, with your never ending energy and your knowledge to make things happen, will make Cherokee county a great place to do business.
John Caffrey January 30, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I have known Troy and have worked closely with his businesses for many years, and can certainly attest to the framework of efficiency and upstanding conduct under which he operates. Troy would be a stellar addition to the State House!
Kelly Miller January 31, 2012 at 03:58 PM
The entire state of Georgia will benefit from a successful, independent business man like Troy.

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