Campaign Finance: Transparent and Accountable

The best way to judge a politician’s fiscal responsibility is by looking at their campaign finances. Michael has always worked hard to Lead by Example with his campaign. Since 2010 he was the first in Georgia to voluntarily: refuse campaign contributions or gifts from registered lobbyists refuse campaign contributions from out of state return all unused campaign funds to his …

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The Great American Experiment

The United States of America is the greatest nation in the history of the world. Michael’s father was born in the United Kingdom. Growing up, Michael wanted to understand what it was that set America apart, and he found his answer in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that …

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Economic Development

As an entrepreneur and business owner, Michael has signed the front of paychecks (not just the back of one). He understands first hand that government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs create jobs. The government’s role in economic development is to get out of the way of innovators and ensure that the economic environment in Georgia is conditioned well for job …

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Lead by Example

This campaign is centered on the idea that each of our elected officials, our community and our state should be leading by example. It’s a principle that Michael has taken with him to the state capitol for four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and that he leans on every day at his home and business. When Michael first …

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Education

The Georgia State Constitution (Article VIII, Section I) sets our standard: The provision of an adequate public education for the citizens shall be a primary obligation of the State of Georgia. As a graduate of Cherokee County Public Schools (Bascomb Elementary, Chapman Intermediate, ET Booth Middle and Etowah High), Michael is an avid supporter of our public schools. Michael’s wife …

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2nd Amendment

Every human being has the inherent right to defend themselves and to own the tools with which to do so. This right is enshrined in our United States Constitution under the 2nd Amendment, and Georgia’s state Constitution echoes it as well. As our Senator, Michael will build on my proven record during my four terms in the state house protecting …

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Life

The purpose of government is to protect life and liberty. Each and every person holds an inherent right to each, and the role of government is to ensure that those who are unable to protect their own life and liberty see those rights preserved. As our Senator, Michael will continue to fight to protect Georgians’ right to life.

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Local Control

Our communities are not best managed by Washington or Atlanta. Our home is best governed right here at home. The State of Georgia chartered cities and counties, and we did it for a reason: communities governed locally will best reflect the will of the governed. Enabling and empowering our locally elected officials to best serve the needs of our shared …

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