It's Official!

I am honored to announce that I officially qualified as a candidate for State House District 138 earlier today. Signing my Declaration of Candidacy in our historic state capitol was a humbling experience. I have been in the capitol building often throughout my life, but I have never felt such a sense of duty and purpose as I did today.  

The time has come for a new generation of leaders to step-up and work hard towards improving our state and the lives of its citizens. I’m committed to this challenge and will do my best to serve the people of District 138 and all of rural Georgia.

I was so happy to share this experience with my wife Hayden, who has always been my biggest supporter. As we look forward to the campaign ahead, Hayden and I are grateful for the many friends throughout District 138 who have already voiced their encouragement, and we look forward to working for all of you in the months to come.

Hooks for House 2018!

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AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER: BARDIN HOOKS ANNOUNCES BID FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 138

Bardin Hooks of Americus has announced his candidacy for the District 138 seat in the State House of Representatives.  Hooks’ announcement follows news that Rep. Bill McGowan intends to retire at the end of his current term. McGowan has endorsed Hooks’ bid to succeed him.  “As an Americus native with deep roots in Southwest Georgia, I am well aware of the challenges facing our community and all of rural Georgia,” Hooks said. “I will focus on economic development, healthcare, and improving education. We need to ensure that the growth and prosperity enjoyed by other areas of Georgia do not pass us by. I believe that I can be the strong voice our district needs in the General Assembly.”

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER: STATE REP. BILL McGOWAN WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION; ENDORSES HOOKS

State Rep. Bill McGowan, D-Americus, has announced that he will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives. He was elected in 2016, and his current term ends this year.  McGowan previously served as mayor of Americus, a member of the Americus City Council, and as Sumter County Tax Commissioner.