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Athens, Ga. — John Barrow announced today that he is running to be Georgia Secretary of State.
“I’m a seventh generation Georgian whose family helped build this state by farming, teaching, preaching, and practicing law all across Georgia, and I cannot stand on the sidelines when we face such huge challenges. People are working harder and harder and still finding it hard to make ends meet. We need more good paying jobs, better schools, and access to quality health care for all Georgians. We need to encourage companies to move to Georgia instead of watching Georgia jobs go overseas. And above all we need to protect the right to vote in Georgia.”
“Today, we have too many people in Atlanta who act like they do in Washington — who put partisan politics ahead of what’s in the best interest of Georgia. As a county commissioner and a member of Congress, I’ve always put Georgia first, and that’s what I’ll do as our Secretary of State.’
“In addition to protecting the right to vote, the Secretary of State should be making it easier to do business and create jobs in Georgia, protecting retirement accounts from abuses on Wall Street, and preventing professional fraud. None of this has anything to do with partisan politics, and I won’t allow it if I’m elected.”
John Barrow is a former Athens-Clarke County commissioner and a former U.S. congressman representing eastern and southeastern Georgia. A Democrat, John is known for his bipartisan record bringing jobs to Georgia, holding down taxes, and supporting access to quality health care for all Georgians.
The responsibilities of the Georgia Secretary of State include the administration of secure, accessible, and fair elections; registration of corporations; regulation of charities and securities; and oversight of professional license holders. The election for the 28th Georgia Secretary of State will be held November 6, 2018.