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Lawyers for Carr Coalition Grows

June 27, 2018

Key Support Announced by Attorneys in Georgia General Assembly

ATLANTA – Following a busy week of visits to local communities in South Georgia, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that a group of Republican attorneys currently serving in the Georgia General Assembly have pledged their support for Carr in the November 2018 election by joining the Lawyers for Carr coalition.

The Lawyers for Carr coalition in the Georgia General Assembly has gained support from lawmakers across the state, including the Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), who serves as an Honorary Chair in Lawyers for Carr.

“Since taking office as Georgia’s Attorney General, Chris has traveled the state to share the many ways the Attorney General works every day for them, their families and their communities,” said House Speaker David Ralston, an Honorary Chair in Lawyers for Carr, when he endorsed Chris Carr in January. “Chris has brought great passion to the fight against opioid abuse, human trafficking, and gang activity and has elevated awareness about cybersecurity and elder abuse. I’m proud to endorse him as he asks Georgians for their vote.”

Today’s announcement comes ahead of the Lawyers for Carr kickoff event, which will be held on Thursday in Atlanta from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive, NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30324.

Lawyers for Carr has now gained support from the following members of the Georgia State Senate:

  • Senator Bill Cowsert, R-Athens
  • Senator John Kennedy, R-Macon
  • Senator William T. Ligon, Jr., R- Brunswick
  • Senator Jesse Stone, R-Waynesboro
  • Senator Brian Strickland, R-McDonough
  • Senator Blake Tillery, R- Vidalia

Georgia State House of Representatives members who have joined Lawyers for Carr are:

  • Representative Beth Beskin, R-Atlanta
  • Representative Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville
  • Representative Chuck Efstration, R-Dacula
  • Representative Barry Fleming, R-Harlem
  • Representative Rich Golick, R-Smyrna
  • Representative Meagan Hanson, R-Brookhaven
  • Representative Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown
  • Representative Jay Powell, R-Camilla
  • Representative Bert Reeves, R-Marietta
  • Representative Deborah Silcox, R-Sandy Springs
  • Representative Andy Welch, R-McDonough
  • Representative Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs

Other attorneys who are interested in signing up to join Lawyers for Carr should do so at:

About Attorney General Chris Carr:

Carr was sworn into office on November 2016. As Georgia’s Attorney General, he believes there is no more solemn duty than to protect and defend the United States Constitution and the Constitution and laws of the state of Georgia.

Carr also believes in a results-oriented style of public policy and has worked closely with the legislative branch to ensure that we have the strongest statutes and best resources to eradicate human trafficking, fight federal overreach, combat opioid abuse, crack down on organized crime, protect older and at-risk adults and keep government open and transparent. His efforts have already generated real results.

A dedicated public servant, Carr had traveled to 135 cities working to let the people of Georgia know what the office does and can do for them. He has also worked with officials at the Department of Law to expand training efforts and share expertise with statewide partners. For example, Carr launched a statewide Open Government Tour as part of a larger effort to educate members of local communities, 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.