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Chris Carr Announces State Leadership of ‘Lawyers for Carr’

June 8, 2018

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ATLANTA On the heels of his nomination in the Georgia primary election, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the state leadership of his “Lawyers for Carr” coalition who will support his candidacy for election as Attorney General on Nov. 6, 2018.

As lawyers from across Georgia watch Carr’s results-oriented work as the state’s top attorney, they are excited to engage with the campaign. 

The Lawyers for Carr coalition of leading Georgia attorneys will be essential to the campaign in a variety of areas, including conducting legal research in support of the campaign and providing expertise on legal and public policy matters. Lawyers for Carr will also play an important role in assisting with election day operations.

Lawyers for Carr will be organized and led by Doug Chalmers, Managing Member of Chalmers, Burch & Adams LLC, and Brian McEvoy, managing partner at the Polsinelli law firm and a former federal prosecutor.

Honorary State Chairs include the following:
Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss
U.S. Representative Doug Collins, R-Ga.-09
Governor Nathan Deal
Speaker of the House David Ralston
Former Attorney General Mike Bowers
Former Attorney General Sam Olens
Former State Representative Edward Lindsey
Pete Robinson, Chairman of Troutman Sanders Strategies
Frank Strickland, Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society

“The tremendous support we’ve seen from so many of our state’s finest attorneys has been humbling,” said Carr. “We are working together to face our state’s challenges, bolster our opportunities and protect Georgia.”

Lawyers for Carr will hold a kickoff event on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive, NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30324. Attorneys who are interested in signing up to join Lawyers for Carr should do so at: http://voteand.click/ChrisCarr/lawyers-for-carr/.

About Attorney General Chris Carr:
As the current Attorney General, 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.


Political Insider: The Morning Jolt

June 8, 2018

As published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Attorney General Chris Carr locked up a boatload of conservative GOP support for his November election campaign against Democrat Charlie Bailey. Among the supporters of his “Lawyers for Carr” event on June 28 are some of the biggest names in Republican politics.

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and U.S. Rep. Doug Collins are all honorary chairs of the organization.

So are a pair of former AGs – Mike Bowers and Sam Olens – as well as ex-state Rep. Ed Lindsey of the Dentons mega-firm and Pete Robinson, who chairs Troutman Sanders Strategies.