Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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.
Posted by Shane Bruce at 6:14 AM