From the Flagpole:
While pointing out other political candidates in the room, Carter mentioned former Athens state Rep. Keith Heard, who later confirmed that he will run for state insurance commissioner.
“Georgia has a lot of opportunities, and we’re missing those opportunities playing politics with the lives of the citizens of Georgia,” Heard said.
Incumbent Ralph Hudgens—who has proudly claimed to be “obstructing” the Affordable Care Act—is doing constituents a disservice by not helping them navigate the law or answering their questions about it, Heard said.
“We don’t get to choose which laws we abide by and which ones we don’t,” he said.
Heard has been in the insurance business for 36 years and served 20 years in the legislature until Spencer Frye ousted him in 2012. Another Democrat, Liz Johnson, announced her candidacy for insurance commissioner in December.