Delvis Dutton (pictured) announced this week he will qualify on April 26 as a candidate in the Republican primary for State House District 166, to succeed state Rep. Terry Barnard (Facebook), who recently announced his retirement after 16 years in that seat. Dutton (website | Facebook) seems like a pretty good dude but it didn’t take very long for one to wonder if he is looking to serve the public or for the public to serve him. It’s a disease that infects portions of both parties, but for today let’s just focus on the party that actually tries to preserve freedom. And one need look no further than Dutton’s announcement that he is getting into the House District 166 race, found below the fold.
Delvis Dutton to run for State House of Representatives
Delvis Dutton announced today that he will qualify on Monday, April 26, as a candidate in the Republican primary for State House District 166, to succeed Rep. Terry Barnard, who recently announced his retirement.
“I would like to thank Rep. Barnard for his commitment to serving the people of this district for the last 16 years. Terry is a true public servant in every way and has served southeast Georgia very well throughout his political career. The people of this district will forever be grateful for his service,” said Delvis Dutton.
Being willing to serve comes naturally for Delvis. The Dutton family has a long history of public service in Tattnall County. The Duttons have served the citizens of Tattnall County for more than 50 years including Delvis’ grandfather Mandell Dutton, who served as Chairman of the Tattnall County Commission. “I feel that public service is a calling and I hope to carry on the Dutton tradition by serving the people of southeast Georgia in an honorable and ethical manner as their state representative in Atlanta,” said Delvis.
Delvis is a Christian, a family man, an avid outdoorsman and small businessman who understands the values that the citizens of House District 166 hold. He is a true conservative who will stand strong to protect our 2nd Amendment rights, support policies that strengthen our family values, support small businesses, promote southeast Georgia to help protect and create jobs, promote our agriculture industry and protect farmers, explore ways to encourage more alternative fuels, help strengthen our education system and protect our water resources.
Delvis William Dutton is a resident of Glennville. He owns and operates General Pump & Well, a successful water well drilling and service company that he started at the age of 22. He also farms the land that has been in his family for seven generations, where he works on research and development for his alternative fuels project, Serendipity Energy. Prior to starting his business, Delvis was employed by United Parcel Service for over seven years. He is a graduate of Pinewood Christian Academy and attended Georgia Southern University. Delvis is married to the former Danielle Harrell, a public school teacher from Reidsville, and together they have two children. Delvis, Danielle and their family attend Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils.
Emphasis mine. Dutton is a huge proponent of “alternative fuels,” especially so since he works on R&D for alternative fuels. Thus, Dutton has made it approximately .48 nanoseconds into his campaign before showing his first glimpse of being a self-serving legislator, if elected.
This is the same kind of self-serving attitude we find from Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate who continues to shill for realtors…since he is the only realtor in that body and state Rep. Tommy Smith of the 168th who continues to push for blueberry farmers in Atlanta…as a blueberry farmer himself. And, who can forget businessman Brett Harrell, Republican candidate for House District 106 (Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook), who just crows and crows about his swanky “business meetings.”
This goes beyond the weak “ethics reform” that made its way through the General Assembly this year. It signals the work is far from complete in reminding our legislators their primary purpose if elected is to serve the people’s interests and protect freedom, not to push their own side business or career fields.