When the state legislature starts a week from Monday, Houston County will have a new representative.
Republican Heath Clark takes the District 147 seat formerly held by Willie Talton.
After winning the primary in May, software engineer at Robins Air Force Base Heath Clark started prepping for his new job as state representative.
Clark said, "I'm ready. I'm eager, excited, and looking forward to it."
The 34-year-old first time politician, who once planned to be a pastor, says he spent the off-season meeting local leaders and taking advice.
Clark said, "A lot. More than I can remember, "
Training mentally and physically, Clark said he has lost fifty pounds since the primary.
Clark said, "It's just a matter of getting there and learning from experience."