One of our own is on a contested primary ballot today, and hopefully will be serving in the Georgia House of Representatives in January. Buzz Brockway has long been our adult in the room, and is frequently the one behind the scenes making sure we back away from the ledge when necessary.
A former chairman of the Gwinnett GOP, Buzz has long had the desire to serve in an elected capacity. Instead of climbing over those he supported as a grass roots and party activist, he did the unthinkable in modern political times. He bided his time and waited.
I think Buzz was as surprised as any when the time came during qualifying week, as his State Rep was tapped to become a judge. At the time, Buzz was working for another good friend, Josh Clark, as his campaign manager. Buzz had literally hours to decide if he would honor his commitment to Josh, or take the opportunity to run for the House. He did the unthinkable. He’s doing both.
I was struck by this facebook status from Buzz over the weekend, as ones like it have been common every weekend since Buzz qualified:
Buzz Brockway Going door to door today for Joshua Clark I came across this house which had one of my signs as well. Curious I knocked on the door and found that the man of the house was also named Buzz. Too bad he’s miles out of my district. I sure don’t want others to steal my signs, but I had to laugh.
Buzz just posted it as an amusing anecdote, as most of his status updates are. But it demonstrates a commitment that few people would have in today’s world, much less in today’s political environment. With his own contested primary today, Buzz spent his weekend going door to door for his friend in a different district.
I’m proud to call Buzz a friend, and look forward to him serving Gwinnett County and Georgia with honor in the General Assembly.
And I say all that as a proud Bulldog. Go Buzz, Sic ‘Em. Woof Woof Woof!