Georgia Right to Life Endorses Sam Thomas

We need bold, new leadership in Georgia that is willing to fight for life. For decades Republicans have claimed to be pro-life, but the voting record of some representatives tell a different story. Georgia Right to Life has been leading the fight to hold our elected officials accountable, and as a result we have more pro-life representatives now than ever.

It is an incredible honor to receive Georgia Right to Life’s endorsement as the trusted, pro-life, conservative candidate. Jackson County has an incredible culture of pro-life activists and organizations, and our representation should reflect that. That’s why I am running to represent the 31st district in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Introducing Mitch Prosser

I am incredibly excited to announce that my good friend Mitch Prosser will be joining the campaign committee. I met Mitch at the state capitol where we became close friends fighting together for our conservative values.

Mitch Prosser is a pastor at a baptist church in Augusta, Ga. Along with full time ministry, Mitch has advised multiple state and local political campaigns. In 2015-16 Mitch was the faith outreach director for the state of South Carolina for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign. Mitch is currently involved in effecting policy in Georgia by championing faith and family values. Mitch and his wife Christina (of 10 years) have 3 young boys. They enjoy serving their local community and watching college football.

Thank you Mitch for your dedication to conservative values. It’s an honor to have your support.

Introducing Brendan Foy

I am incredibly excited to announce that my friend Brendan Foy will be joining the campaign committee. I met Brendan while we were working together to defeat the Democrats and Jon Ossoff in the 6th congressional district, and during that time he encouraged me to consider running for office here in the 31st district.

Brendan is a staunch conservative and was pivotal part of the team that delivered North Carolina for President Donald Trump, ensuring Hillary Clinton had no path to electoral victory. He worked in labor relations before entering politics to help Make America Great Again. Brendan has worked with a number of true conservative candidates in Georgia and South Carolina in an effort to Drain the Swamp, and we are very excited to be adding him to the team.

Thank you Brendan for your dedication to conservative values. It’s an honor to have your support.

Friends of Sam Thomas

The campaign is only a week old, but already we’ve witnessed an amazing outpouring of support from great people all across Jackson County. That’s what this campaign is about, grassroots support. While there is no way I can thank you all, I would like to mention the committee members of Friends of Sam Thomas and recognize them for their dedication to help elect bold, new leadership for Jackson County.

Chairman: Kevin Love of Braselton
Software Engineer in the Atlanta Technology Market

Treasurer: Eugenia McQueen of Arcade
Retired banker and active member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church

Rev Jesse Mealor of Jefferson
Former pastor of Brockton Road Baptist Church

Rev Jack Lawson of Jefferson
Pastor of Jackson County Baptist Church

Chris Shirley of Jefferson
Retired teacher and active member of Bethany United Methodist Church

Jim McQueen of Arcade
Retired banker and active member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church

Jim Herrin of Braselton
Retired business owner and active member of Jackson County Baptist Church

Tim Thomas of Jefferson
Chair of Lanier Technical College Math Department. Previously taught in the Jackson County School System

Andrew Abbott of Montezuma, Indiana
Policy advisor and political activist

Brandon Callahan of Clayton, Ga
Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Field Operations Manager for Team Rubicon

Campaign Announcement

“Jackson County should be leading the fight for conservatism in the state of Georgia. We are one of the most conservative districts in the nation, living in one of the most conservative states. Yet the priorities of our General Assembly have not reflected that.

We live in a state where the right to protest is protected to the highest possible standard, but religious expression is considered a second-class right. Even liberal states like Illinois and Connecticut have more legal protection for religious liberty than Georgia. That needs to change.

For close to two decades our citizens have sought meaningful conservative tax reform, but during the 2017 session the legislature’s biggest tax reform priority was a deduction for millionaires to repair luxury yachts.* That one measure alone is projected to cost the state $1 million, but it does nothing to help the citizens of Jackson County.

Common sense tells us that an unborn child is a human being. For too long, Georgia lawmakers have publicly expressed dismay over the horror of abortion, but when the time to vote has come, some of them have abandoned the pro-life movement. That needs to change.

These are just three examples of the misplaced priorities of our General Assembly; the fat cats in Atlanta have shown that they are more interested in corporate welfare than in the conservative values of the everyday citizen. That needs to change.

Jackson County deserves bold, new leadership that will fight for the values of its citizens at the state level. Our people are among the most conservative in the nation; it’s time our leadership reflected that. That’s why I am running to represent the people of the 31st district in the Georgia House of Representatives”

*HB 125