Sam Olens, Republican candidate for Attorney General, announced his candidacy 15 months ago. Since, many statewide conservative leaders have endorsed him to be the Republican nominee to take back this critical seat in November.
This week, Sam received the endorsement of the 2006 Republican nominee for Georgia Attorney General, Perry McGuire. “Given my experience in running for Georgia Attorney General and my knowledge of the office itself, I have given a great deal of thoughtful consideration to who I believe has the credentials, experience and temperament to be the Republican elected to this important office. I believe that person is Sam Olens. He is conservative, tested and is intellectually ready to take on the critical issues facing our state,” said McGuire.
Sam also recently received the endorsement of The 9.12 Project Action Network of Georgia. In the press release, Tricia Pridemore, Chair of the 9.12 Project Action Network in Georgia said, “With a proven track record of Constitutional conservative credibility and fiscal sanity, Sam Olens is our choice in the Republican primary in July.”
In addition, he has been endorsed by Governor Mitt Romney, former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly and most of the House and Senate leadership, including Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams, Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, House Majority Leader and former State Chair of the Christian Coalition Jerry Keen and Majority Whip Ed Lindsey.
According to Tommie Williams, “Sam Olens is courageous and not afraid of tough issues. With Georgia’s redistricting in 2011 – we want Sam as our Attorney General.”
Jerry Keen added, “Sam Olens is a conservative leader whose experience will serve Georgians well as our next Attorney General.”
Two of our U.S. Congressmen said the following about Sam: “Sam Olens has made Cobb County the envy of local governments nationwide. It is one of the most fiscally conservative and best managed counties in the U.S.,” said Congressman Tom Price.
Congressman Phil Gingrey said, “Under Sam’s leadership, Cobb County has the lowest property taxes and the lowest crime rates in the metropolitan Atlanta area.”
To date, Sam Olens has amassed 165 statewide endorsements from current and former elected officials including two former U.S. Attorneys, 30 current state legislators, 34 current county commissioners, 32 current mayors and 14 current sheriffs from every corner of the state.
Sam vows to take tough stances against federal issues as AG – just as he did as Chairman in Cobb. Sam set a precedent when Cobb County became the first local government in the state to adopt the 287(g) program and he worked with his sheriff to enforce federal immigration. In Cobb, illegals are detained until they can be transferred to federal custody.
On December 24, 2009, Sam was the first AG candidate to send a letter to our current state AG and demand he join the other states in suing the federal government to challenge the constitutionality of the sweeping and unfunded federal health care bill.
Sam balanced Cobb’s $800 million plus budget every year during his eight years as Chair and because of his fiscal conservatism, Cobb has been the only metropolitan county to have no layoffs or furloughs of county employees during the recession.
As Attorney General Sam will:
Pursue all legal avenues to fight ObamaCare
Strengthen current ethics laws and prosecute elected officials who violate their oaths of office
Create statewide grand juries to strengthen and expedite the current criminal justice system
Prepare the legal defense for the 2011 redistricting efforts to ensure our proper representation in the U.S. Congress
Take the lead in the fight for Georgia’s water rights
“I have 27 years of experience in civil litigation – which is 90 percent of the duties constitutionally required of the AG’s office. I plan to use my legal experience, combined with my executive management experience of the state’s third largest county government, to stand tough and protect the rights of Georgia’s citizens,” said Olens.
For additional information, visit www.olensforag.com.