New Entry in GA 10 – “To Save the American Dream”

Candidates and rumors of candidates should now include Gary Gerrard, an attorney from Lexington, Georgia who is running for Congress to “save the American dream.” That’s probably the biggest goal of all the candidates in the crowded contest for Georgia 10.

Full release below the fold…

(Lexington, GA) – Attorney and former adjunct law professor, Gary Gerrard announced today that he has officially entered the race to replace Paul Broun in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.

“For far too long I have sat on the sidelines and watched politicians fail to represent the people who elected them. With a sluggish GDP, faltering job growth, and a Congress that refuses to come to grips with its addiction to overspending, it has become ever apparent Congress is broken,” Gerrard said. “I have been a sideline critic for long enough – I believe I can help bring real solutions to Washington and get Georgians and all Americans back to work. That is why I have entered this race – not to climb the political ladder, not to claim any spotlight – but to save the American Dream.”

Gerrard, a well-respected and dedicated attorney, has spent his life helping those who have been wronged. A good example includes his pro bono representation of John Goode from Texas in the case GOODE V. CITY OF AUSTIN in the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Gerrard represented John Goode, an African American man who had lost his concession subcontract with the City of Austin because he refused to submit to the city affirmative action certification process.

Gary served as Chairman of the Oglethorpe County Georgia Development Authority.  He was also the CEO of ACTION Inc., a Community Action Association, serving 8 counties in Congressional District 10 whose mission is to serve the needs of those in poverty and to try to eliminate poverty all together.

Gary Gerrard is a real conservative and is an attorney and small business owner in Lexington, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976 magna cum laude as well as from UGA Law School in 1979. Since then, Gary has become a very successful attorney, always looking to help those who deserve it most. Gary served as an adjunct law professor both at the University of Miami and the University of Georgia through 2011. Gary is happily engaged and currently resides in Lexington, Georgia.


  1. SteveMorris says:

    “For far too long I have sat on the sidelines and watched politicians fail to represent the people who elected them.”

    This is a major problem (among many) with the Two Party System and the Central Planning that they both employ. Representatives are REQUIRED to Represent EVERYONE in their District, even those who did not vote for them. What Mr. Gerrard is failing to recognize is that the United States is supposed to be a Rule of Law, rather than a Majority Rule (aka Democracy) which is what is being practiced, not a Representative Republic.

    The United States is a RRINO (Representative Republic In Name Only).

    How might a Representative be able to Represent both Democrats and Republicans in their district one might ask. Well, it comes down to Limited Gov’t which only allows Representatives to create laws/Acts within the Scope of Article 1 Section 8. GWashington wrote in his letter back to Congress after signing the Ratification of the Consititution that we Free People must give up a couple of our Sovereign Rights, such as waging war, in order to be able to maintain enough order to fend off potential enemies in the future. What we see today are very few Rights which the Gov’t has not infringed upon or quite simply erased. There is no safety in being owned by others.

    Central Planning = Central Authority = Central Ownership. If a ‘Representative’ assumes the responsibility to plan the Life, Labor, Property of another/others, then they must assume the Authority (Consent) to do so. If a ‘Representative’ has the Authority to plan the Life, Labor, or Property of others, then they de facto Own said Life, Labor, Property.

    What we see today is Authority without Consent, or simply the Assumed Consent of all those in a District by the elected Representative. And we wonder why things are so terrible.

  2. drjay says:

    well i’m glad the lines have been shifted, because my understanding of the american dream is that augusta ga is just no place to be…

  3. northside101 says:

    The 10th District is challenging in that there is no dominant voting county in the district, such as in the 4th in which DeKalb easily dominates or the 5th which is Fulton-centered. However, by region, the district population is much more heavily concentrated in the western portion, more or less west of Hwy 441 that runs through Mileldgeville, Madison and Athens. It is very rural east of there, like Greene, Lincoln and Wilkes Counties, with very little of metro Augusta’s heavily Republican Columbia County (about 85 percent of Columbia’s population is in CD 12). East of 441, Greene County woudl be the most significant in terms of fund-raising, as it is home of Reynolds Plantation area—very affluent and Republican.

    In the July 2010 Republican primary for governor, Walton County cast the most votes in the current CD 10, accounting for 19 percent of the district’s totals. Barrow County was second at 11 percent, the Gwinnett portion third with 10 percent and Oconee fourth with 9 percent. Int he March 2012 GOP presidential primary, Walton was again first, with 17 percent of the district’s total votes, and the Gwinnett portion second with 10 percent, Barrow third at 9 percent. Last summer, in the CD 10 primary ebtween Paul Broun and Stephen Simpson, Walton was the source of 16 percent of the district’s total votes, but this time Oconee was second with 11 percent, and then Gwinnett and Henry portions each accounting for abotu 8 percent. In that primary, only 3 percent came from the Columbia County portion of the district.

    Incidentally, the current 10th CD was Newt Gingrich’s best district (in percentage) in the 2012 presidential primary, giving him 54 percent of the vote, with Romney a very distant second at 21 percent, with Santorum not far behidn Romney at 19 percent.

    Under its current lines, CD 10 gave an estimated 60 percent of the vote to McCain in the 2008 presidential election and 62 percent to Romney last fall.

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