Over the weekend at the Cobb County Republican breakfast, Cobb resident and former Executive Director of the Fulton County Republican Party Steven Fellows announced his candidacy for State House district 44. He will face 19-year incumbent Don Parsons in the May primary. The 2012 challenger of Parsons, JoEllen Smith (and her Don Parsons drawings), lost 60-40. Mr. Fellows will surely fare better than that as he has already taken his campaign in a different direction, focusing on tax code reform as well as further ethics reform.
Also at the Republican breakfast was Marietta lawyer Bert Reeves who announced for the 34th, challenging incumbent and liberty conservative Charles Gregory. Reeves is no newcomer to Georgia politics, previously working with Senator Isakson and Congressman Gingrey and is active in various organizations in the community. He almost has a website and his Facebook is underway but Bert’s press release is below the fold.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2013
Bert Reeves Announces Campaign for State House District 34
(Marietta, GA)- Conservative Republican Bert Reeves, local attorney, former prosecutor, and Kennesaw native, today filed paperwork and announced his campaign for State House District 34. He will challenge Charles Gregory in the Republican Primary.
House District 34 is comprised of parts of Kennesaw and Marietta in Cobb County.
“I am thrilled to announce my campaign for State House. I was born and raised in Kennesaw, graduated from our public schools and have always had a passion to serve the community that has given so much to me. I have been preparing myself for this opportunity my whole career, and I am ready to make a difference for our community in the State House,” said Reeves.
“The people of House District 34 deserve the best leadership possible. Unfortunately, we do not have that now. Leadership is a calling—not a choice, and effectively serving your community requires real leadership, not impassioned and polarizing lip service. We deserve better than someone who just talks about defending our values but picks unnecessary fights instead of actually delivering. We need a common-sense conservative leader, who will be effective, and who will work with others to actually put our conservative principles into action.”
“I believe government should be small and limited. Taxes should be lower and fairer. Tax dollars should be spent wisely—on Constitutional requirements, not government waste. Government should get out of the way to create an environment to attract new jobs and economic development. And our pro-life and 2nd Amendment values should be protected. I will provide the leadership necessary to put our conservative principles into action, and I ask for your support.”
About Bert Reeves
Bert Reeves is a Kennesaw native and a graduate of Cobb County public schools.
Committed to service,Bert spent 5 years serving our community as a Cobb County Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted felony crimes and passionately stood up and fought for victims in the Cobb community.
Bert Reeves is now an attorney at the Marietta law firm, GMHC360, where his practice includes a focus on elder law and small business legal work.
Bert earned his law degree from Stetson University, graduating Cum Laude in 2005. He received his Bachelors of Science in Management from Georgia Tech in 2000 with Dean’s List honors. While at Georgia Tech, Bert served as the school mascot “Buzz” from 1997-2000. Bert has formerly worked with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey.
An active community leader, Bert is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club, Leadership Cobb Class of 2010, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Strand Theatre, Reconnecting Families, and The Marietta Visitors Bureau. He has previously served as Chairman of the Cobb Youth Leadership Class of 2013. Bert is very active with the Cobb Bar Association, where in 2012 he was named the Cobb Bar Young Lawyer of the Year.
Outside of work, Bert spends his time performing as the lead singer and guitarist for his band, “The Goodbye Machine”, which was named the Best Local Band in Cobb County by Cobb Life Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Bert frequently performs on stage as an actor, having played lead roles in productions of “The Odd Couple” and “The Sunshine Boys.” An avid mountaineer and outdoorsman, Bert has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa), Mt. Rainier (WA), Mt. Whitney (CA), Mt. Hood (OR), and Grand Teton (WY).
A man of faith, Bert attends Buckhead Church in Atlanta and has previously worked on staff at Northstar Church in Kennesaw.