Thursday, April 16, 2009

State Rep. Austin Scott Announces Candidacy for Governor

Today, State Rep. Austin Scott launched his candidacy for Governor of Georgia in 2010. Scott was elected to the Georgia General Assembly at the age of 26 and has since served 14 years as a state lawmaker.

“Serving in the Georgia House of Representatives has been one of the most rewarding opportunities of my life,” says Rep. Scott. “Today we start a mission that will combine the experience of 14 years in the legislature, the commitment to a higher ethical standard, and a campaign that represents the hard-working taxpayer who deserves for their voice to be heard—William Graham Sumner described this person best as the ‘The Forgotten Man.’”

Austin Scott, R-Tifton, represents House District 153, and serves as chairman of the House Governmental Affairs Committee; he also serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee. He has been recognized by Georgia Trend as one of “Georgia’s Brightest Stars under the Age of 40.” The Atlanta-Journal Constitution named him a “Hero of Open Government.”

“The recent mobilization in the Republican Party represents a progression towards reaching tangible reforms in our State. We are ready to begin the fundraising process, and we want people to participate at all levels of our campaign. I invite people to visit our campaign site at to learn more and to join our team,” says Rep. Scott. “I also want to say a special thanks to my wife Vivien for her support, my son Wells for his encouragement, and to my family and supporters. It’s not going to be politics as usual.”

A devoted husband, father, and small businessman, Scott is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance from the Terry College of Business, and a member of First Baptist Church of Tifton.
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