November 1, 2016 12:29 PM
Attorney General Chris Carr was sworn in today at the Capitol to become Georgia’s 54th Attorney General. Governor Nathan Deal appointed Carr after former Attorney General Sam Olens stepped down to serve as President of Kennesaw State University. Carr will fulfill the remainder of the approximate 26 months left on Olens’ term. Carr previously served as the head of the Georgia Department of Economic Development since 2013.
From a press release, Governor Deal shared:
“Chris’ experience as an attorney, job creator and public servant make him the ideal candidate to fill the role of Georgia’s Attorney General. He is a leader with common sense, brilliant intellect and a wide range of experiences at the global, federal and state levels. That perspective will allow Chris to support and defend the laws of Georgia and the interests of our people. This role is a hybrid one of attorney, manager and public servant, and Chris is well qualified for it.”
Attorney General Carr shared some thoughts in the same press release:
“I have spent the majority of my life dutifully and honorably serving to progress and protect public interest, and I am humbled that Gov. Deal has placed his confidence in me to do this job. As the leader of the Department of Law, I will work with the entrusted staff at the Department to provide legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and make certain our Department continues to have a reputation of dependability, honesty and integrity with the citizens of the great state of Georgia. The seriousness of this work requires focus on a smooth transition and a readiness to tackle our state’s challenges and opportunities—and that’s what Georgians should expect to see from me.”
GeorgiaPol publisher Charlie Harper shared some pictures on Twitter from the swearing-in ceremony, which can be seen after the break.