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Higgins will be on ballot

After nine months of campaigning, Keith Higgins has officially been added to the ballot as a candidate for District Attorney in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
“Thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone who circulated and signed petitions, we’re on the ballot,” Higgins said. “The voters of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit now have a choice in who their next District Attorney will be.”
Higgins acquired more than 8,500 signatures, which were delivered to the Secretary of State’s office Aug. 3. As of Sept. 2, over 6,500 of those had been verified and accepted by the Board of Elections.
Since Higgins is running as an Independent candidate, he was initially required to collect 5,038 valid signatures from registered voters in the five-county district, which includes Appling, Camden, Glynn, Jeff Davis and Wayne counties.
In July, the Secretary of State reduced the number of signatures needed for Independent candidates by 30% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which lowered the number of signatures Higgins needed to 3,526. Several deadline extensions granted by the state also pushed back the date signatures were due.
“Despite the pandemic, the voters of our five-county district showed up in a meaningful way, so much so that even though the requirement was reduced, we would have been on the ballot regardless,” Higgins said.
Higgins, a graduate of Mercer Law School, has practiced law in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for more than 30 years, including 23 years as Assistant District Attorney. For the last decade, Higgins has been in private practice as a defense attorney in Brunswick.

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