Rep. Karlton Howard is OK after medical emergency at Ga. Capitol

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 2:43 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - State Rep. Karlton Howard suffered a medical emergency while at the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday, but he was OK by the evening.

“First, I want to thank everyone, especially my legislative colleagues, for checking on me yesterday and this morning,” he said Thursday. “I also want to express my appreciation for the medical personnel at the State Capitol who immediately took care of me.”

He said he was already busy and “back to working on behalf of my constituents and the communities of Augusta.”

On Wednesday evening, Howard posted a video update on Facebook telling everyone he was OK.

Howard was sworn in on Jan. 9 to a seat that was held previously by his brother and father. Howard won the seat in a special election after his brother, Rep. Wayne Howard, died in October at age 67.

Wayne Howard had held the seat for decades, winning it after his father and then his stepmother had held it.