Sen. Curt Thompson of Norcross not only pre-filed a broader version of medical marijuana Monday than has been considered previously by the General Assembly. Thompson also pre-filed a constitutional amendment to legalize and regulate retail sales of marijuana and dedicate the tax proceeds to education and transportation.
Johns Creek, GA: Christine Austin of Johns Creek qualified Wednesday to run for Georgia State House – District 50 in a special election to be held on January 6, 2015. Although this is a non-partisan race, she has declared as a Libertarian Party candidate. FACEBOOK >>>
The special election will fill the seat vacated last Friday when Lynne Riley was selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as the state Department of Revenue commissioner.
Christine has been working for the cause of liberty for over a decade. She has served on the executive committee of the Libertarian Party of Georgia and other leadership roles.
Christine graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting and has served in her local community as Community Liaison for her HOA and as Legislative Director on the PTA board and her son’s school. She is a stay-at-home mother and a financial consultant.
Christine is looking forward to the next few weeks and the opportunity to spread the message of liberty and freedom for Georgians.
“It would be a pleasure and privilege to serve the people of District 50. As a Libertarian, I would bring a fiscally responsible approach to governance and work to give Georgians more liberty and individual freedom. I will not support increased taxation or limits on personal freedoms. I have no ties to special interest groups and will only serve in the best interest of the people of my district. My campaign will give voters a clear choice.”, said Christine Austin.
Special elections give Libertarian candidates a unique opportunity to run for office without the cumbersome requirement of gathering signatures of 5% of registered voters. In General Elections about 50% of state house races are unopposed.
On Thursday, November 6, the Libertarian Party of Cobb County will meet at Los Reyes, 745 Chastain Rd. NW, Kennesaw, GA at 7 pm for our November Business Meeting. Our featured speaker will be Robert Evans Wilson, Jr., innovator, motivator, award-winning speaker & author.
Rob will be discussing “The Tipping Point” for libertarians. We are so lucky to have him speak and his talk will be extremely appropriate after we wind down the 2014 elections and prepare for the next round. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!
The 2014 Georgia General Election results will be posted here as soon as the results are tabulated.
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Georgia Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate Amanda Swafford will debate Michelle Nunn and David Perdue live this Sunday November 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the last of WSB TV2 televised political forums . The debate can also be viewed online at wsbtv.com/politics .
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