Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Big Shindig This Saturday at SWGAPolitics Candidate Forum in South Georgia

It's gonna get crowded in Leesburg this Saturday.

The Candidate forum sponsored by SWGAPolitics down in Lee County this Saturday is turning into a political Tsunami! As of right now 5 of the 8 republican candidates for Insurance Commissioner will be there as well as myself. Looks like democrat candidate Mary Squires has yet to decide. C'mon Mary, it's grip and grin forum and there's democrats down there, Peanut Politics says so.

There's also time for Maria and Ralph to make the phone call and show up as well, in case your staffs haven't briefed you, the format is:

We will follow a simple format with a 2-3 min introduction, 1-2 questions per race, 2 min closing remarks, upon completion should you choose you can meet the locals and mingle as you see fit.

I think it's an opportunity for a great group shot. 1 Libertarian (That'd be me), 1 democrat (Mary Squires) and:
Republican Tom Knox – Insurance
Republican Denis Cain – Insurance
Republican John Mamalakis- Insurance
Republican Seth Harp – Insurance
Republican Gerry Purcell – Insurance

The picture can only be complete if Maria and Ralph show up and Steve Northington should come too. Anybody know if Harold is still running? I seem to remember that he pulled out a while back but I could be mistaken.

In all there are 33 candidates taking part in the forum ranging from US Senate, US House, statewide Georgia officers and county and city races. Should be a great show!

Here's the list as of today:

Lonnie Smith – DoCo Commission Dist 2
Donnie Smith – DoCo SB Dist2
Ewell Lyle – DoCo Commission Dist 4
Richard Thomas – DoCo Commission Dist 6
Jeff Sexton – Leesburg City Council
John Douglas – PSC 2
Jeff May – PSC 2
Tim Echols (represented by Stephen Morrison) – PSC 2
Libertarian Will Costa – Labor
Melvin Everson – Labor
Richard Woods – School Super
Libertarian Kira Willis – School Super
Brian Westlake – School Super (tentative)
Libertarian Kevin Cherry – Agriculture
Darwin Carter – Agriculture
Tom Knox – Insurance
Denis Cain – Insurance
Libertarian Shane Bruce – Insurance
John Mamalakis- Insurance
Seth Harp – Insurance
Gerry Purcell – Insurance
Libertarian David Chastain – SOS
Angela Moore – SOS
Sam Olens – Attorney General
Preston Smith – Attorney General
Libertarian John Monds – Governor
Nathan Deal – Governor
David Poythress – Governor
Thurbert Baker – Governor
Dubose Porter – Governor
Rick Allen – Congress Dist 2
RJ Hadley – US Senate (tentative)
Libertarian Chuck Donovan – US Senate

If any of the readership can make it, please attend.

1 comment:

  1. Shane,

    We actually had to change the location today. It is now going to be in Albany on Dawson Rd. Connections Albany is the name of the new place, 2401D Dawson Rd Albany Ga 31701 is the address.

    (Single EASIEST way to find it from the Atlanta area: Come into Albany on US 82 from Columbus. Pass the Target, Albany Mall, and KMart on your left. After KMart, there will be a stop light. After the stop light are a number of restaurants: Pizza Hut on the right, Burger King, Old Times Country Buffet, and Dairy Queen on the left. There is a shopping center behind those three on the left, with a Dollar General on one end. Connections is directly beside Dollar General in that shopping center.)

    LPSWGA will also be meeting in the area - possibly at Connections - at 3p, and I'm sure they'd love to have any of the LP candidates that can get to the area a bit before the Forum :D

    Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the candidates again! (Benefit of new location: bar in the same shopping center, bar Tom and I know the owner of across the street! :D)