• Strickland joins 9th Congressional race, addresses Towns GOP

    Maria Strickland - Congressional candidate

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Maria Strickland, a contender in the 9th Congressional District race, spoke with the Towns County Republican Party, Feb. 27, introducing herself as a candidate. Strickland, a retired law enforcement officer of 26 years, resides in Fannin County. “I am a conservative Republican and I am a pro-Trump supporter,” Strickland said. “I am […]

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  • Sen. Paul endorses Rep. Gurtler in U.S. Congressional race

    Rand Paul

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler, 8th District, formally announced Feb. 18 that he received a campaign endorsement from U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  “I am proud to receive Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement for Congress,” Gurtler said. “Rand Paul is one of the few men in Washington D.C. willing to stand up for the Constitution […]

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  • Rep. Gurtler on decision to seek U.S. Congressional seat

    FYNTV - Matt Gurtler

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler spoke with FYN CEO Brian Pritchard in a live FYNTV interview, Feb.13, on the state budget cuts, related HB 4, and his announcement to run for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Senate-seeking Representative Doug Collins. Gurtler, who is running on a platform of limited government, […]

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  • BREAKING: Gurtler announces run for 9th Congressional District

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – State House Representative for the 8th District, Matt Gurtler, officially announced candidacy for the 9th Congressional District seat on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12. “We did not expect this opportunity to come so soon,” Gurtler stated in a press release. “However, I’ve learned that it is not enough to simply support the […]

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  • Gurtler leaves 8th District voters hanging in limbo

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – With candidate qualification just three weeks away, House Representative Matt Gurtler continues to leave 8th District voters in the dark regarding which office he will pursue. Whether Gurtler will choose to remain the incumbent in the State House race or move toward a bid in the 50th State Senate or 9th Congressional […]

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  • Gurtler remains tight-lipped, visits DC as qualifying nears

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga.- State House Representative Matt Gurtler, the incumbent in the 8th District race, continues to hold a clenched grip on his plans, seemingly wavering between whether to seek a third term in the State House or move toward a potential 50th State Senate or 9th Congressional District run. FYN received information that Gurtler was […]

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  • Gurtler indecisive on which seat to seek

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Matt Gurtler, the 8th District State House Representative, issued a statement to FYN on Feb. 2, remaining seemingly indecisive on his next political move. “I am considering a run and weighing my options for the 9th Congressional or the 50th State Senate seat,” Gurtler told FYN. “It is very rare for both […]

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  • Gunter calls out Gurtler’s NO vote on Trump resolution

    Stan Gunter

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Stan Gunter, a challenger in the 8th District State House race, spoke with the Towns County Republican Party Jan. 16, reading House Resolution 882 meant to commend President Trump for his leadership, and the United States military, for taking down worldwide terrorist Qasem Soleimani. The resolution was met with applause, but the […]

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  • National Stalking Awareness Month: Tips for Victims

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – January is National Stalking Awareness month, a serious issue which effects countless men and women at any given time. In the days of digital technology and social media, stalking has become more prevalent in recent decades. “It is difficult, but the best reaction is not to react, but collect evidence,” North Enotah […]

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  • House Rep. Matt Gurtler continues to fight for concealed gun rights

    Rep. Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – District 8 House Representative Matt Gurtler returned to Atlanta last week to serve his second-term as a state legislator, continuing to push for House Bill 2, also known as Constitutional Carry, an edict which would make the Georgia Weapons License (GWL) optional for law-abiding Georgia residents. Gurtler believes that with the help […]

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  • State House Rep. Matt Gurler explains special session votes

    Rep. Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – District 8 House Represenative Matt Gurtler traveled to the Gold Dome in Atlanta last week, voting on three separate issues during a special state session. The second-term representative rejected the amended 2019 Georgia budget, along with a tax credit bill for timber producers, while approving a tax exemption for jet fuel sales. […]

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  • Rep. Matt Gurtler plans round-two in “Atlanta Swamp”

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A month has passed since Georgia State House Representative Matt Gurtler was reelected to serve a second term, and Gurtler says a “no nonsense, limited government, conservative message” was heard “loud and clear.” State House District 8 – which is composed of Towns, Rabuns, Union, and White Counties – received the highest […]

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  • Matt Gurtler returns to state House

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) announces Matt Gurtler as victor of state House District 8. District 8 encompasses Towns, Rabun, Union, and a portion of White County in northeast Georgia. Representative Gurtler was elected in District 8 in 2016 and will return to the state House to serve another term. FYN is awaiting a statement […]

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  • District 8 House race turns sour in final stretch

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – As the May 22 General Primary election draws near, State House District 8 challenger Mickey Cummings has launched what his opponent, Representative Matt Gurtler, described as a “smear campaign” by resorting to a barrage of published political attacks, geared toward the incumbent’s voting record. At a public speaking engagement on April 27, […]

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  • State Rep. Matt Gurtler: District election gained National attention

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Local State House Represenative Matt Gurtler plans to reintroduce his departmental budget bill in Atlanta, pressing for an accountable budget process to curb what he considers imprudent spending, by stipulating that each of the 49 government agencies involved should function on their own respective merits. “With so much at stake, we must […]

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