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David Poythress with his wife Elizabeth, campaigning during the 2010 Democratic primary. AJC file

Secession and David Poythress’ finest moment

11:03 am Jan. 16, 2017

Charlie Harper over at Georgiapol.com was the first to tell us that David Poythress, the former labor commissioner and two-time Democratic candidate for governor, died on Sunday. He was 73. The news was posted on the Facebook page of YMCA of Georgia. Poythress served on its board. From the announcement:

Poythress was a wonderful example of a servant leader. He served Georgia as Secretary of State, Labor Commissioner, and