John Stuckey to Serve as Finance Chairman for Hudgens Campaign

From Ralph Hudgens’s campaign:

September 21, 2009

Candi Sprague
[email protected]

Hull, GA – September 21, 2009

Republican State Senator, Ralph Hudgens of Hull, GA announces
the addition of John M. Stuckey, Jr as Finance Chairman of his
campaign for Insurance Commissioner.

Stuckey owns the consulting firm of John Stuckey and Associates
in Newnan. After his discharge from the Army, John served
successively as a Campaign Aide to President Richard M. Nixon, as
Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator William Brock (R – Tennessee) and,
as Special Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Republican National
Committee (RNC). In 1988, he was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia and served as a Member of the Republican National Committee and as Chairman of the Association of Southern Republican Chairmen. He served, successively as Georgia Chairman of the Presidential Campaigns of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole and George W. Bush; and, as Co-Chairman of the Campaign Finance Committees for U.S. Senators, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, and, Governor Sonny Perdue. He served as Chairman of Georgia’s Federal Selection Committee under the Administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. From 1994 through 2004, he chaired the G-8 Joint Campaign Finance Committee for Georgia’s U.S. Congressional Delegation.

John is a Member of the State bars of Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana and the District of Columbia; and, is active in educational, civic, sporting, charitable and community affairs.

Senator Hudgens is honored to have John Stuckey join his campaign to serve with his other co-chairs: Dr. Scott Bohlke, MD of Statesboro, GA – Vice-Chairman of the Medical Association of Georgia Board; Ms. Julie Hunt of Tifton, GA – former member of the Georgia Board of Regents, Bill Kuhlke of Augusta, GA – Chairman of the DOT Board and Guy Millner of Atlanta – Chairman and CEO of Assurance America.


  1. Jawgadude says:

    Stuckey was chairman in 1988 when the state GOP convention in Albany melted down in a bitter fight between Stuckey’s old country club Republican crowd and the newcomer social conservatives. Stuckey played hardball and waged a nasty vicious campaign as he tried to lock out the conservative delegates and a series of judges overturned each other over who could be seated. Stuckey even had the air conditioning and power cut off to the convention center after he and his crowd finally realized they were outnumbered. Anyone who falls on the conservative side of the equation and was involved in the late 80’s and early 90’s has no use for Stuckey, nor for any candidate he is associated with. Hudgens may be the highest and best candidate but there is no way he would ever get my vote now.

  2. saltynuts says:

    I know, like and respect Ralph Hudgens. But it boggles the mind that he would think that his campaign leadership team should include an Insurance Industry lobbyist whose sole client, AIG, has been the beneficiary of a $122.8 billion taxpayer bailout and an insurance company owner (Millner).

    He’s sort of taking the most on-point criticisms of Oxendine, that Ox is too close to the industry he regulates and its lobbyists, without the merits of having done the great job Ox has performed with actually running the department.

  3. Technocrat says:

    Almost 1 million Georgia families have had a personal [phone, letter, email, and visit] interaction with the GA Insurance Department in the past 15 years.
    I wonder how many got a satisfactory or at least a quality resolution to their problem. Guess we will see next July/Nov.

    I know it would have sucked to drive/ride ~~400,000 miles around Georgia.
    Can you imagine the life of a field insurance adjuster, you never see someone happy.
    I expect the next occupant will not drive/ride nearly so much and the impact will be felt.

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