Carter Kessler came to Athens in 1999. After attending UGA, he started a business with a friend, Oconee Custom Signs, then sold it to his friend and started another business. He has been active in Republican politics, and started a group on the UGA campus called 'Young Americans for Liberty.' From 2005 to 2008, he was in Putnam County.
Q: You have never held elected office. Why are you running for this particular office?
A: To give Athens better legislative representation in Atlanta.
Q: Why should someone vote for you? What qualifies you to serve?
A: They want to help defeat the corruption, big money special interest, career insiders who have taken control of our state government. My business experience in starting two companies, my active participation in local politics and my strong commitment to the people of district 118.
Q: How long have you lived in Athens?
A: Almost 14 years.
Q: What are the most pressing issues facing your district?
A: Jobs, education, sweeping ethic reform and effective representation.
Q: What will you do to address these issues?
A: If elected, will work with other grassroots activists to continue having electoral success throughout this state and introduce people-first legislation.
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