Doug MacGinnitie, who ‘made it official’ with his filing last month, enters the SoS race with this press release:
Doug MacGinnitie Files Paperwork to Run for Secretary of State
Sandy Springs, GA – – March 4, 2009 – – Doug MacGinnitie, currently a member of the Sandy Springs City Council, is the first Republican to officially file with the State Ethics Commission as a candidate for Georgia Secretary of State in 2010.
In addition to his experience on the Sandy Springs City Council, MacGinnitie has been a successful entrepreneur and attorney for some of Georgia’s most prominent businesses.
“After much prayer and consultation with family and friends, I have decided to legally start my campaign for Secretary of State,” said MacGinnitie. “Under Karen Handel’s leadership, we’ve seen tremendous reform and progress in the office of Secretary of State. I plan to build on that momentum, applying my conservative principles and private sector experience to state government.“
MacGinnitie co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer for Beecher Carlson, a commercial insurance brokerage firm based in Atlanta. He is a graduate of Emory Law School, worked as an associate at Alston & Bird, was Chief Counsel for Georgia-Pacific, and served as General Counsel for Hobbs Group.
“Many Georgians know how important the Secretary of State’s office is to ensuring fair elections, but many don’t know that the office touches every large and small business in our state. In these tough economic times, we must work even harder to ensure the Secretary of State’s office is efficient and business-friendly so our state can continue to attract economic development and create jobs,” said MacGinnitie.
Doug attended elementary and high school in DeKalb County, Georgia. He and his wife, Missy, have three children and are members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church.