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Attorney General Carr Announces Statewide Grassroots Leadership Team

March 3, 2018

Supporters include farmers, educators, small business owners, sheriffs, attorneys, mayors, county commissioners

ATLANTA — Georgia’s Attorney General Chris Carr today announced his 2018 campaign statewide grassroots leadership team, which includes farmers, educators, small business owners, sheriffs, attorneys, mayors and county commissioners.

Members of Carr’s statewide grassroots leadership team can be found here.

“The widespread support that our campaign has received is overwhelming,” said Attorney General Carr. “Friends, community leaders and folks who share our interest in protecting Georgia have come out strong, and I appreciate their backing. We must all work together to bolster Georgia’s success and protect our state, and I’m excited to have such a great team on board for our campaign and for the years ahead.”

“Every time I have reached out to Chris Carr or the Georgia Department of Law under his leadership, my requests and concerns have been correctly and promptly addressed. A great partnership has formed,” said Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal, “And while I’m proud that Georgia’s Attorney General is a long-time Dunwoody resident, I know that he treats every citizen across our state in a personal and professional manner. Chris is an outstanding credit to the citizens of the state of Georgia!”

“In healthcare we’re interested in protecting Georgians, and that’s what I’ve seen from Chris Carr. His fight to prevent more lives from the harmful ravages of opioid abuse, gang activity and human trafficking is important and serious,” said Joe Ierardi, president of Wayne Memorial Hospital. “Chris has long been a close friend, and I am thrilled to support his campaign so he can remain Georgia’s Attorney General. We need more folks like Chris in office.”

This is the third major roll-out of endorsements for Carr’s election campaign. Carr announced endorsements from Georgia Congressional leaders in December 2017. He announced endorsements from the majority of the General Assembly, along with the Governor, in January 2018.

Since taking office, Carr has been named to the Substance Abuse Committee, Human Trafficking Committee and Presidential Initiative Advisory Committee on Elder Abuse with the National Association of Attorneys General.

Carr also serves on the Republican Attorneys General Association’s Executive Committee.

In Georgia, Carr created the Statewide Opioid Task Force, and he serves on Governor Deal’s Older Adults Cabinet, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission and the State Financing and Investment Authority. He also serves on the OneGeorgia Authority Governing Board and on the Board of Advisors to the Federalist Society of Law and Public Policy Studies in the Atlanta Lawyers Division.