Two years after he started volunteering with James Hale’s sheriff campaign, North Oconee High School student Colby Baker ran family friend Marcus Wiedower’s re-election campaign for House District 119. 

“With COVID-19, we weren’t going door to door, so we wrote over 3,000 constituents in Clarke and Oconee [counties],” Baker, now a senior at NOHS, told The Oconee Enterprise.  “We did that for several months and got different volunteers to help with that.” 

During the last two months, Baker said he and others knocked on over 1,000 doors. They were also proactive in dropping off yard signs to voters or installing bigger signs in the area. 

Currently, Baker is taking AP and dual enrollment classes, as well as working on his real estate license. 

Through it all, he is thankful for the people who have coached him along the way. 

“Before, just watching all that [Annabelle Wiedower] did with James’s campaign, that was a huge I just look at what she did and try to mirror that,” he said. “Marcus is great...if I need him for anything, I’ll text him, and he’ll call me. He’s still been a rock for me.” 

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