Author: Lawton Sack

Marqus Cole Announces for GA-7

Marqus Cole has announced he is running for the GA-7 congressional seat as a Democrat in 2020. The seat, currently held by Rep. Rob Woodall (R), has been categorized as a toss-up race by Larry Sabato. A press release from the campaign states about Cole: “Marqus Cole is a local attorney, former prosecutor, graduate of

Rep. Ferguson to Serve on House Ways and Means

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R, GA-3) was selected to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means by the House Republican Steering Committee today. Ways and Means is the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives and has jurisdiction over all taxation, trade, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures. The full House will confirm the appointment in

Democrat Adam Wynn Announces for 2020 GA-11 Race

Adam Wynn, a resident of Waleska, has announced that he is running as a Democrat in the 2020 GA-11 Congressional election. GA-11 is currently represented by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican. Mr. Wynn’s announcement states that he “wants to be the first openly gay U.S. Representative from Georgia.” Mr. Wynn was previously a candidate for

Powell to Chair House Rules Committee

From a press release from the Georgia House of Representatives: Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has named State Representative Jay Powell (R-Camilla) as Chairman of the House Rules Committee. Arguably the most powerful committee in the House, the Rules Committee oversees the flow of legislation and determines what bills should be voted on the House

Rep. Buddy Carter Voted No on Farm Bill

Rep. Buddy Carter (R, GA-1) voted against the “Farm Bill,” officially the Agriculture Improvement Act, yesterday. Rep. Carter felt that the bill was not adequate in providing crop assistance to blueberry farmers in Georgia. Rep. Carter had spent months in negotiation this assistance for them. The bill passed despite his no vote. Rep. Carter: “I certainly

Thank You, Coach Johnson

On Saturdays, I cheer for four teams: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Georgia Southern Eagles, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and whoever is playing Georgia. For 15 of the last 21 years, Coach Paul Johnson has been the Head Coach of either the Eagles or the Jackets, with the other six years at the U.S. Naval Academy. I

Governor Elect Kemp and Speaker Ralston on Abrams’ “Announcement”

In response to Stacey Abrams’ concession, Governor-elect Brian Kemp issued the following statement: “Moments ago, Stacey Abrams conceded the race and officially ended her campaign for governor. I appreciate her passion, hard work, and commitment to public service. “The election is over and hardworking Georgians are ready to move forward. We can no longer dwell

Abrams Concedes Governor’s Race

Ten days after the election, Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams, announced at 5:00 p.m. at a press conference at her campaign headquarters that she is conceding the Governor’s race. As part of her remarks, she stated that Georgia had failed its voters. She shared stories of problems people experienced while voting. She laid the