Jason Carter (D)
Currently state Senator
Platforms: “I am running for Governor because I believe in Georgia at its best.”
Additional info from website: In the Senate, Jason has fought for public education and to protect the HOPE Scholarship for Georgia families all across the state. He has worked to make sure that small businesses get the same benefits that big companies do, earning him an “A” from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business-Georgia for his work in the Senate in 2012. He has been a tireless advocate for stronger ethics laws to make sure that Georgia has an honest government that works for everyone.
Nathan Deal is the current governor of Georgia. His platforms are education and job creation. Bragging Rights: “Making Georgia #1 place in the nation to do business.”/ Additional Info (from Gov. Deal’s website): Deal served in the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon in Augusta. His record of public service as a prosecutor, judge, state senator, U.S congressman, and governor, spans four decades.
The Sandersville native and son of educators earned his law degree at Mercer University. He and his wife, Sandra, a Hall County public school teacher, settled in her hometown of Gainesville. The Deals have been married 47 years and have four adult children and six grandchildren.
Andrew Hunt (L)
Andrew Hunt is running for Governor because he believes that the time has come for a better path forward for Georgia – one based on personal freedom and responsibility. Andrew was born in Georgia and has spent his life working to bring people together in order to solve complex problems through innovation and entrepreneurship.
As founder and former CEO of a leading nanotechnology company, Andrew Hunt knows the importance of a highly educated work force. He started nGimat as a “one man operation” and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer for twenty years.
Andrew received a B.S. in Geology from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the SAIC award for best Ph.D. paper at Georgia Tech, which was based on his doctoral thesis on Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition. Andrew was selected for the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and the German-US joint meeting. He has served on a board at the National Academies, on Georgia Tech’s External Advisory Board as Chairman for the School of Materials Science and Engineering and the College of Engineering, and as Trustee of the Alumni Association.
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