AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — The office of Georgia State Representative Karlton Howard confirms to WJBF NewsChannel 6 that Rep. Howard suffered a medical emergency Wednesday while at the State Capitol.
NewsChannel 6 has learned that Howard suffered dizziness while in Atlanta for the State of the State address. He was checked out by a doctor and is expected to be fine.
“Miss Kendra says I’m okay. Go tell everybody!” Representative Howard says with a laugh in a video sent to WJBF News Channel 6.
Howard is a representative for District 129, which covers a significant portion of Richmond County. He was sworn in last week after winning an election in November to take the place of his brother, the late Henry Wayne Howard.
“First, I want to thank everyone, especially my legislative colleagues, for checking on me yesterday and this morning. I also want to express my appreciation for the medical personnel at the State Capitol who immediately took care of me,” Rep. Howard said in a statement on Friday.
Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for updates on this developing story.