Campaign Update for 2/26/18

Campaign Update

We recently ordered yard signs and they will be available to be out in your yards shortly. If you are interested in putting a yard sign in your yard, please fill out this form and we will get you a yard sign as soon as they are made available.  We also have bumper stickers and t-shirts available at no cost to you.

On the campaign trail, I had the privilege to speak to the Republican Women of Gilmer County, DeKalb County GOP and DeKalb County Young Republicans, and at the Republican Women of Forsyth County Candidate Meet and Greet, where we met great people and learned more about the issues that matter to all Georgians. 

I was able to talk about our positive, conservative message, including my time in the Georgia House of Representatives. I also talked about my goals for the Secretary of State office, which include how Georgia can have the best election system in the country, and be not only the best state to do business in, but also the easiest state.

Some of the improvements I want there to be in our election system are post-election audits and new election machines with paper backups. The post-election audits would serve as a quality assurance test, to ensure the paper backups match the reported votes, giving voters confidence in our elections system. I've been appointed to a House Subcommittee that will be looking at several pieces of legislation introduced to modernize Georgia's elections system.  I look forward to working on that subcommittee and helping to craft legislation to move Georgia forward.

Additionally, there needs to be a review of the professional licenses that will check to see whether or not we have the correct amount of regulation and not too much. In some cases, it may be best to cut some professional licenses, which would make it easier for some people to get jobs and make a living for them and their families. 

Legislative Update
I made a new friend during Georgia Animal Rescue Recognition Day.
This is the eighth week of the 2018 Legislative Session.  Crossover day is this Wednesday, meaning bills from the House of Representatives have to crossover to the State Senate by this Wednesday. I'm at the Capitol working on Legislation and attending important committee meetings. This past week, House Resolution 744, which would force the Georgia Occupation Regulatory Review Council to do their job, passed unanimously.

Another bill I have been working on is HB 963. This bill would allow high school students to earn certifications in high demand, high skilled positions such as welding. The bill sits in the Rules Committee and will hopefully be brought up for a vote by the full House of Representatives on Wednesday.

If you are planning on coming to the Capitol, please feel free to reach out to me and let me know you're coming.

What's Next 
 Please join us at these upcoming meetings:

February 27 Henry County Young Republicans
March 10 at Hall County GOP

How You Can Help
Please help Buzz's campaign for Secretary of State by becoming a volunteer.