Carr Secures Republican Nomination for Georgia Attorney General
ATLANTA – Following the results of today’s Georgia primary elections, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr is officially the Republican nominee for Attorney General. Carr released the statement below after securing the nomination:
“First, it’s important that I thank each of the dedicated supporters who helped us reach this important day. Without the widespread support of Georgians who gave their time, their hard-earned money and their vote, we wouldn’t be in the strong position we have already achieved moving into the November elections,” said Attorney General Carr. “Our plan is to capitalize on our momentum to help ensure that our message reaches all Georgians. Together, we will face our state’s challenges, bolster our opportunities and continue working to protect Georgia.”
Carr was unopposed in the primary election. He will now face the Democrat nominee in the Nov. 6, 2018, general election.
Carr has announced endorsements for his campaign from a number of coalitions in recent months. In April, Carr announced his latest coalition of supporters that is comprised of more than 83 Sheriffs and prosecutors across the state, called Law Enforcement for Carr.
In March, Carr announced a Statewide Grassroots Leadership Team of more than 500 Georgians and representing all 159 counties. The organization has now grown to more than 700 members statewide. He has already earned endorsements from Georgia Congressional leaders, announced in December 2017. Carr announced endorsements from the majority of the General Assembly and Governor Nathan Deal in January 2018.
As Attorney General, Carr’s first and foremost job is protecting and upholding the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States.
By applying his results-oriented style of public policy in the Attorney General’s office, Carr’s work to eradicate human trafficking, combat opioid abuse and protect older and at-risk adults is generating real results.
Since taking office as Attorney General, Carr has been named to the Substance Abuse Committee, Human Trafficking Committee and Presidential Initiative Advisory Committee on Elder Abuse with the National Association of Attorneys General.
Carr also serves on the Republican Attorneys General Association’s Executive Committee.
In Georgia, Carr created the Statewide Opioid Task Force, and he serves on Governor Deal’s Older Adults Cabinet, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission and the State Financing and Investment Authority. He also serves on the OneGeorgia Authority Governing Board and on the Board of Advisors to the Federalist Society of Law and Public Policy Studies in the Atlanta Lawyers Division.