Carr Campaign Announces Students for Carr Coalition Campus Representatives
ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr’s campaign today announced student leaders from college campuses across Georgia who are supporting Carr in the November 6 election by representing his campaign on campus.
Students from around the state have joined the “Students for Carr” coalition because they appreciate Carr’s record of protecting Georgia from human trafficking and gang violence, as well as his history of providing jobs for our state.
“As a graduate and current law student at the University of Georgia, I am thrilled to support Chris Carr for Attorney General,” said Chandler Mulford. “Chris’ commitment to protect all Georgians, to enforce the rule of law, and to respect the Constitution show not only stellar qualifications for Attorney General but also a true spirit of public service and love for our state. Chris also loves the law. As a law student, I admire his dedication to the pursuit of justice and his commitment to issues that affect all Georgians such as fighting cyber crime, elder abuse, and human trafficking. Chris’ Georgia roots, qualifications, and experience will help him continue to succeed as our AG and make the Bulldog nation and all of Georgia, proud.”
The list of student leaders from across the state can be found here.
Chris recently spoke to the University of Georgia Law Republicans and College Republicans student organizations and provided the opportunity for them to ask questions about the topics that are important to them.
After the meeting, a reporter for the UGA student newspaper The Red & Black spoke with students to gauge their reactions to Carr’s remarks. Students confirmed they appreciate Carr’s success in prosecuting the fight against human trafficking, gang violence and elder abuse.
Savannah Simpson, a freshman political science and parks, recreation and tourism double major from McDonough, Ga., said, “With the human trafficking issue, my mom, she worked for [the Division of Family and Children Services,] and so she went into houses and took kids out of situations like that, where they were abused. It really meant a lot that he is so focused and passionate about it.”
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To celebrate this student support, Carr will participate in a UGA College Republicans tailgate at the Georgia vs. Tennessee game on Saturday, Sept. 29.
As Attorney General since November 2016, Chris has continued to help Georgia’s growing economy by providing a consistent, predictable and reliable legal environment and by protecting Georgians from criminals who engage in illegal and harmful activity – from gang activity and elder abuse to cyber crimes and opioid abuse.
Under Carr’s leadership as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development from 2013 to 2016, Georgia was named the number one state in the country in which to do business every year. The department helped facilitate 1,069 projects across the state that represented approximately $14.4 billion in investment and the creation of more than 84,000 jobs. In 2015, the department was recognized as the top economic development agency in the country.
Students for Carr is the latest coalition of many. Carr has also earned endorsements from the Fraternal Order of Police, Georgia veterans, Women for Carr — a bipartisan leadership team of more than 400 women, Georgia law enforcement officials including more than 100 Sheriffs and District Attorneys, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Congressional Leaders, Governor Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston, and a majority of the Georgia General Assembly, a Lawyers for Carr coalition, and a Statewide Grassroots Leadership Team representing all 159 Georgia counties.
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.