Brookhaven, GA, July 9, 2015 – The Post Reports – Former District 42 Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Jason Carter has endorsed Taylor Bennett in his bid for State House District 80.
Here is Carter’s full endorsement letter: Throughout 2014, I had the opportunity to travel this state, listen to its people and marvel at its incredible potential. Georgia is home to Fortune 500 companies, vibrant small businesses, vast natural beauty, and an incredible legacy of community leadership. We boast world-class higher education, the HOPE scholarship, and nationally renowned pre-K. This list goes on and on.
But for all of our blessings, we still face real challenges. And those problems will require thoughtful leaders who pursue comprehensive and bipartisan solutions.
We have found one of those leaders in Taylor Bennett, and I encourage all voters in House District 80 to cast their ballots for him this Tuesday.
I know I am tired of all of the partisan bickering in politics. And I am pretty sure the people of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Sandy Springs are tired of it too. Sometimes it seems like all we do is fight.
So long as there are schools that struggle, citizens without access to healthcare, and hard-working Georgians without jobs, our state’s leaders should put that partisanship and bickering aside. These challenges will require us to seek out a better form of representative government that is built on transparency, accountability, and cooperation. Most importantly they will require elected officials and civic leaders who are committed not to ideology or politics, but to a shared vision of a better Georgia we can all call home.
Taylor is that kind of leader for House District 80. As a former Georgia Tech quarterback, Taylor knows what leadership and teamwork require. As an attorney, Taylor has done the hard work it takes to achieve justice. And as an active member of his community, Taylor has already proven he is the right kind of person to bring people together to tackle the challenges we face in educating all of our children, in building our economy responsibly, and in pursuing equality for each and every Georgian.
The road that lies ahead will be challenging. There will be times when the problems we face require smaller and more localized forms of government, and there will be times when our state must come together to tackle our greatest obstacles such as transportation and healthcare head on. No issue is black or white, red or blue. Our challenges belong to us all, and our successes can only be achieved together.
Taylor believes, as I do, that the people of our state are strong enough, smart enough, and resourceful enough to build a better state together. Just as Taylor did with the Yellow Jackets, he’ll lead Georgia as a team—not as Republicans and Democrats, politicians or voters, but as a group of citizens committed to our future and that of our children. I am happy to support Taylor, and I encourage the voters of House District 80 to do the same by casting your ballots for Taylor Bennett on Tuesday, July 14.
– Jason Carter
To learn more about Taylor Bennett and his campaign go here.