Attorney General Carr Announces Growing Support from Georgia Veterans in November Election
ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr’s campaign today announced endorsements from veterans across the state who are backing Carr in the November 6 election.
Carr is grateful for the endorsements and support from this latest campaign coalition — Veterans for Carr.
“The support we’ve received from our proud veterans in Georgia is a tremendous asset to our work, and I’m proud to do all I can in office to protect them under our laws,” said Carr.
Veterans for Carr includes U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., U.S. Representatives Doug Collins, R-Ga.-09, and Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.-11, former State Senator Hunter Hill, and Georgia Republican Party Veterans Committee Chair Ron Johnson, among many others. It is one of the rapidly growing grassroots organizations for Attorney General Carr. The list of endorsements from veteran leaders across the state can be found here.
“Attorney General Chris Carr understands the sacrifices our veterans and service members make for our nation, and he backs them up with action,” said Dunwoody Mayor and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Denis Shortal, who retired as a Brigadier General. “Chris has been a partner to our state’s veterans for many years, and as Georgia’s Attorney General, he has worked to protect our veterans and their families at every possible opportunity.”
The son of a National Guardsman, Carr has always made service members, veterans and their families a priority. As Attorney General, Carr introduced a Military Consumer Protection Guide and a Basic Training App to protect our veterans and military families who are unfortunately often the targets of scams and identity theft attempts. He also worked with Secretary of State Brian Kemp to bring down fake charities that were unscrupulously pretending to honor and provide resources for veterans or the military.
As Chief of Staff to Senator Isakson, Chris helped with Isakson’s role as a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. While Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Chris worked with Georgia’s military installations and their community leadership along with the private sector to protect these installations and help provide our military service men and women with quality job opportunities in their transition from active duty.
Understanding that Georgia’s veterans need quality care, AG Carr joined Senator Isakson to raise awareness that our veterans have an increased risk of opioid misuse disorders.
As Attorney General, Carr’s first and foremost job is protecting and upholding the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States.
Carr is tackling head-on the problems that affect Georgians: opioid abuse, human trafficking, gang activity, cyber crime and elder abuse. He is bringing together top law enforcement officials from across the state and all levels of government to use his signature “all-in” approach to fight to protect Georgia, and his efforts are generating real results.
About Attorney General Chris Carr:
As the current Attorney General, Chris Carr is applying his results-oriented style of public policy as head of the Georgia Department of Law. Carr has prioritized the goals of the office to achieve the most effective department possible for Georgia’s citizens. His work to eradicate human trafficking, fight federal overreach, combat opioid abuse, prosecute criminal gang activities, protect older and at-risk adults and keep government open and transparent is generating real results.
Since taking office in November 2016, Carr has increased public awareness of the role of the Attorney General and provided training on many areas the office oversees. For example, Carr launched a statewide Open Government Tour as part of a larger effort to educate members of the community, elected officials, state record keepers and others about their duties and responsibilities under Georgia’s Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.
Carr is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General and serves on the executive committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association.