Carr Campaign Announces More Than 400 in “Women for Carr” Coalition in Run-up to Election
ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr’s campaign announced today a bipartisan coalition of more than 400 women from all across Georgia who have thrown their support behind Chris Carr for Attorney General in the November 6 election.
Women who are interested in joining the coalition can sign up here.
Georgia women appreciate Chris Carr’s proven record of defending Georgia’s conservative values. Chris Carr will continue to fight to protect Georgia and the qualities that make Georgia the number one state in the nation in which to do business.
“It is an honor to have earned the support of so many hardworking Georgians who have actively joined our team and who are recruiting others to work with us on our campaign,” said Carr. “This group represents working moms, stay-at-home moms, grandmothers, college students, District Attorneys, elected officials, business professionals and community leaders, and I am beyond proud that they endorse my candidacy and my work in the Law Department.”
Led by Chris’s wife Joan Carr, his sister Sarah Carr Evans and his sister-in-law Kellen Carr, the Women for Carr coalition includes First Lady Sandra Deal, U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tricia Pridemore, several members of the Georgia Legislature, several District Attorneys, and hundreds more women who endorse Carr’s campaign.
“As Attorney General, Chris Carr has focused on the issues that matter to Georgia families. He is fighting human trafficking by partnering with law enforcement to attack the demand side of this criminal enterprise. Chris has confronted this tough issue — and so many other important challenges — head-on,” said U.S. Representative Karen Handel, R-Ga.-06.
“As a husband and father, Chris knows the importance of protecting our families. He and I have both worked to provide jobs for hardworking Georgians so they will have a brighter future. I’m proud to support Chris Carr as our Attorney General and will help to ensure he is elected in November.”
As Attorney General since November 2016, Chris has continued to help Georgia’s growing economy by providing a consistent, predictable and reliable legal environment and by protecting Georgians from criminals who engage in illegal and harmful activity – from gang activity and elder abuse to cyber crimes and opioid abuse.
Under Carr’s leadership as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development from 2013 to 2016, Georgia was named the number one state in the country in which to do business every year. The department helped facilitate 1,069 projects across the state that represented approximately $14.4 billion in investment and the creation of more than 84,000 jobs. In 2015, the department was recognized as the top economic development agency in the country.
Women for Carr is the latest in a series of endorsements for Carr in the November 6 election. Carr has also earned endorsement from Georgia law enforcement officials including 82 Sheriffs and 28 District Attorneys, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Congressional Delegation, Governor Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston, and a majority of the Georgia General Assembly, a Lawyers for Carr coalition, and a Statewide Grassroots Leadership Team representing all 159 Georgia counties.
About Attorney General Chris Carr:
As the current Attorney General, Chris Carr is applying his results-oriented style of public policy as head of the Georgia Department of Law. Carr has prioritized the goals of the office to achieve the most effective department possible for Georgia’s citizens. His work to eradicate human trafficking, fight federal overreach, combat opioid abuse, prosecute criminal gang activities, protect older and at-risk adults and keep government open and transparent is generating real results.
Since taking office in November 2016, Carr has increased public awareness of the role of the Attorney General and provided training on many areas the office oversees. For example, Carr launched a statewide Open Government Tour as part of a larger effort to educate members of the community, elected officials, state record keepers and others about their duties and responsibilities under Georgia’s Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.
Carr is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General and serves on the executive committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association.