Friday, May 3, 2013
Former Action, Inc., CEO Gary Gerrard announced his plans to run Wednesday.
Gary Gerrard, an attorney and small business owner from Lexington, Ga., has announced plans to run for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, AccessNorthGa.com reports. Until last month, Gerrard was the CEO of Action, Inc., a nonprofit focusing on needs of low-income citizens in ten Northeast Georgia counties. They have a myriad of programs, including emergency home repair, housing preservation, nutrition programs, home access and weatherization programs for elderly and low-income families, economic development, employment assistance and child development services. Republican Paul Broun, who currently holds the seat, plans to run for Senate, as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced in January …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Coal-fired Plant Branch in Milledgeville, Ga. is scheduled to be closed.
Saturday, April 13
The Republican leadership in Georgia attended a seminar in Milledgeville, Ga. on Saturday. This was followed by a tour of the Plant Branch coal-fired electrical facility. According to The Telegraph, Plant Branch is scheduled to be closed by 2015, costing the area more than 200 jobs. The Telegraph cites the reason for the plant closing as "the cost of complying with existing and future environmental regulations, forecasted economic conditions, and lower natural gas prices." Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) was part of the group in attendance. He said conservative media speaker Phil Kent was the speaker at the seminar. Williamson is considering a 2014 run for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Paul Broun.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dacula Rep. Paula Sheldon will run for Rep. Broun's open seat in 2014.
Dacula's state representative, Donna Sheldon, will run for Congress in Georgia's 10th District in 2014, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, she announced on Tuesday. Broun will be leaving his seat in the House of Representatives to run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Sheldon, who represents Dacula and parts of northeast Gwinnett County in the state's 104 District, chairs Georgia's House Majority Caucus. Sheldon is not the only one interested in Broun's seat. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving a run "prayerful consideration." State Sen. Bill Cowsert, however, has announced that he won't seek the seat.
The Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate was speaking to Clarke County GOP members on Monday night.
Tuesday, April 9
Paul Ryan's budget isn't austere enough because the budget projections are just too rosy. So Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) couldn't vote for it. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Broun said that debt and out-of-control spending was "an enemy of our nation." Instead, he proposed a balanced budget amendment that has a formula of inflation-plus-population growth for spending increases. Broun, who's running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Republic Senator Saxby Chambliss, was in Athens to speak to the Clarke County Republicans. The story says Broun also proposes cutting both the corporate tax rate and the capital gains tax. And also eliminating the bloated U.S. Department of Education and the jobs-killing …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Republican strategist will is a good speaker, says state head.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Republican strategist will be fundraising for Secretary of State Brian Kemp also during the May 17-18 weekend.
Who's the Big Name on the state GOP Convention? Republican strategist Karl Rove will be joining other at the Classic Center in Athens, May 17-18, according to a story in the AJC. The story says: Republican strategist Karl Rove, who has riled the GOP base with a Super PAC project aimed at helping more mainstream conservatives in primaries, will be one of the featured speakers at the state GOP convention in Athens, state party Chairman Sue Everhart confirmed this morning. “He’s a good speaker whether you agree with him or not,” Everhart said. She approached the former political aide to President George W. Bush after learning he’d be in town for a fundraiser for Secretary of State Brian Kemp that same May 17-18 weekend. Artur Davis of …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Rep. Paul Broun hopes to move into Saxby Chambliss's seat, and Brian Slowinski announced his candidacy for Broun's seat in the US House of Representatives.
Sunday, February 10
Anyone looking for a break from elections after the exhausting run up to the 2012 presidential election is in for a big disappointment. The 2014 mid-terms are already under way. As soon as US Senator Saxby Chambliss announced he wouldn't be running for re-election in 2014, the mid-term campaign began. On Feb. 6, US Rep. Paul Broun announced that he would be running for Chambliss' seat in the senate in 2014, opening up his seat in the 10th Congressional District. Broun was re-elected to that seat in 2012. And on Feb 8, Conservative Republican Activist and tea party candidate Brian Slowinski announced that he would be running for Broun's seat. He did it via YouTube, saying that Broun had "gotten it right" with his adherence to the United …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The quotable Congressman will reveal his plans next week.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Wednesday, January 30
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Civic leader has been voting for more than 50 years, and is not about to stop.
Although more than 30 percent of registered voters didn’t make it to the polls on Election Day this year, it would take an 8.0 earthquake to keep 71-year-old Cuyler “Buck” Adams from exercising his right to vote. “I’ve voted since I was 18,” said Adams. He’s retired from his moving and storage business in Athens. “I’ve lived in other countries for seven years, and I’ve never ever missed (a vote).” But casting his ballot wasn’t always easy. Adams. a third-generation Athenian, spent 7 years in Brazil working with Peace Corps. During the first two years, he lived in the interior of Brazil, and all mail was inspected by the Brazilian postal service before being sent by airmail back to the U.S. “One of the (absentee) ballots I got back then…