Attorney General Chris Carr Wins Election to Four-year Term
ATHENS, Ga. – With 99 percent of the vote counted, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was elected to a full four-year term. Carr won 51.82 percent of the vote.
This is Carr’s first election victory. He was appointed Georgia Attorney General by Governor Nathan Deal and was sworn in on November 1, 2016.
“This election – my first ever – means a great deal to Joan and me, and it is a testament to the hard work of so many Georgians from across the state who have worked with us since day one on the many initiatives we’ve begun to protect Georgia,” said Carr.
“We thank the many volunteers and supporters who have helped us over these many months.
“As Attorney General, my job is to protect Georgia, and I look forward to making our state stronger and our communities safer by continuing to work together with all Georgians.
“If you like what we’ve done the last two years, you’re going to love the next four!”
Carr built a robust statewide Grassroots Leadership Team that included more than 1,200 Georgians. Carr swept newspaper endorsements in Georgia and also earned the endorsements of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police, more than 110 Sheriffs and District Attorneys, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, along with an extensive list of leaders across the state. A full list of endorsements can be found online here.
About Attorney General Chris Carr
As Georgia’s 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 communities, elected officials, state record keepers and others about their duties and responsibilities under Georgia’s Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.
Carr’s full bio can be found online at www.carr2018.com/bio.