First, my apologies. Mrs. Handel was kind enough to call me several weeks ago and I have written nothing about it. Between colds, travel, work, etc. I just haven’t put the mental focus in to writing something in detail.
I don’t think I can put a ton of details in now, but let me say that I was impressed with her. I had never had any contact with her before. I found her very well spoken, very sharp, and on the issues.
Here’s what stood out the most to me — she has a great plan to deal with election issues, but that was not her only focus. I practiced law for five years and dealt with the Secretary of State’s Office on a near daily basis — particularly the corporations division. Mrs. Handel went straight into talking about the corporations division and licensing divisions without me even asking. That actually impresses me, because frequently people only focus on elections. It tells me that she really is taking a well rounded view of that office.
She told that she is hitting the trail hard. She is not just focusing on the metro-Atlanta area. The week we talked she had been all over the state. Interestingly, she told me she kept running in to people who did not even know Bill Stephens was running. At first that surprised me, but the more I thought about it, Stephens was in session and really hasn’t been able to campaign.
Needless to say, Karen Handel struck me as highly competent, knowledgeable of the issues, and willing to fight for the job. I certainly appreciate her willingness to call me and I am certainly sorry I just haven’t had time to sit down and write a lengthy post about our conversation.
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