Sen. Hardie Davis will enter 2014 Augusta mayoral election


State Sen. Hardie Davis is entering the 2014 race for mayor of Augusta, he announced Tuesday.

In 2007, Davis was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. He filled a vacant seat in the Senate in a 2010 special election.

“It has been an honor to represent Richmond County as a state lawmaker, but as a longtime resident of Augusta, my heart is calling me to serve at home,” Davis said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to visiting and working with Augusta citizens during my campaign to create a brighter future for Augusta.”

Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who has held the office since 2005, is term-limited.

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