Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The widow of state representative Quincy Murphy now has some competition as she runs to finish out her late husband's term. Retired Lt. Colonel Brian Prince announced he plans to run for House District Seat 127.
Prince says his years in the military prepared him for the next challenge. He's a 49-year-old husband and father of four. Prince is a college graduate and a local high school graduate.
"Right now I have the time to offer to this position, it's more about time," said Prince.
He dedicated 20 years of his life to the U.S. Army. While serving in the army, he worked in the communications department. Prince has been assigned to posts all over the world and now wants voters to send him to Atlanta.
"I bring strong leadership skills and that's been reflective of my time in the millitary. I'm also a member of several organizations here in the city," said Prince.
Governor Nathan Deal assigned the special election to take place on november 5th, because former Representative Quincy Murphy died while in office. His wife Linda Murphy will be challenging Prince, but his camp feels like this is his job.
"Mainly he does have a good set of leadership skills. He has applied them at work and at home. We're in a good position because of his leadership skills," said Wife Lori Prince.
Acting slowly and precise is the advice he would offer Congressman John Barrow. Congress is set to vote soon on whether or not to use military force against Syria.
"There are a lot of things that we as citizens don't really know about. Caution would be my advice to give congressman barrow to give to the president," said Prince.