Attorney General Carr Launches Re-election Campaign

May 11, 2021

For Immediate Release  
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Attorney General Carr Launches Re-election Campaign

Pledges to Build on Record of Upholding Rule of Law, Defending the Constitution, Protecting Georgians’ Lives and Livelihoods

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today launched his bid for re-election as the state’s top law enforcement officer, pledging to continue the fight to protect Georgians, uphold the rule of law, defend our Constitutional freedoms and push back against federal overreach.

Carr, who has served as Attorney General since 2016 and is seeking a second four-year term in 2022, said he will continue his push to protect Georgians from human trafficking, gangs, elder abuse, scams, cyber crimes and the opioid crisis. At a time when Democrats in Georgia and nationally are seeking to defund the police and are picking and choosing which laws they will enforce, Carr has partnered with law enforcement to keep Georgians safe.

“I am running for re-election as Georgia’s Attorney General to build on our proven record of protecting Georgians’ lives and livelihoods so that Georgia can continue to be the best state in the nation to live, work and raise a family,” Carr said. “I am proud of our results in going after criminals who prey on our most vulnerable with human trafficking, gang activity, scams, and elder abuse. I took an oath to uphold our laws and that is exactly what I have done.”

Carr won support and funding for the state’s first-ever human trafficking prosecution unit in the Department of Law, resulting in 17 arrests and 44 victims rescued in less than two years. Carr also launched a statewide anti-gang network as well as a statewide opioid task force.

Carr also pledged to continue pushing back on federal government overreach and defending Georgians’ personal freedoms and constitutional rights. Most recently, Carr has taken action against President Biden’s moves to pack the U.S. Supreme Court, to impose moratoriums on oil and gas leases and drilling permits, to grant statehood to Washington D.C.,  to restrict states’ abilities to cut taxes, and to assign an arbitrary “social cost of carbon” to justify further regulations and massive costs to our businesses and families.

“When the federal government comes after Georgia’s small businesses and workers with these kinds of boneheaded schemes and costly, job-killing executive orders and regulations, I will always push back,” Carr said.

Carr also has been an ardent defender of the First Amendment and the Second Amendment, and has joined amicus briefs in more than 30 federal court cases where our constitutional rights are being threatened.

“At the root of every action I take, I am working to protect the very freedoms that make our country great. I want to ensure that we live in a nation where our freedoms are not compromised, where the rule of law is respected and where values mean something,” Carr said.

Carr was appointed Attorney General in 2016 by then-Gov. Nathan Deal to fill a vacancy after the former AG resigned with two years left in his term. Carr was then elected to a four-year term in 2018 with 51.3 percent of the vote.