Passing Of Mack Burgess

Mack Burgess at the Georgia GOP Victory Dinner on October 9th, 2014. Photo: Jon Richards
Mack Burgess at the Georgia GOP Victory Dinner on October 9th, 2014.
Photo: Jon Richards
This afternoon, Mack Burgess, a field staffer for Governor Deal’s reelection campaign, died in an auto accident on Ga. 400. Prior to joining Governor Deal’s team, Mack worked as Tricia Pridemore’s campaign manager during her campaign for Congress. Since the announcement, Governor Deal and Jason Carter have sent out press releases about the tragic loss.

Governor Deal:

Deal team suffers tragic loss
The Deal team suffered a tragic loss this afternoon when one of its own died in a car accident on Ga. 400. Mack Burgess, 25, worked closely with Deal for Governor as a field staffer for the Georgia Republican Party.

“Mack was an incredible young man, smart, hard-working, with a bright future ahead of him,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “This is a terrible loss for everyone in our organization and for anyone who knew him. We are going to take some time to grieve and pay our respects to Mack and to the Burgess family. I ask that everyone bear with us as we take a break from the campaign to mourn a life ended much too soon.”

Burgess, of Roswell, graduated in 2008 from Centennial High School and in 2012 from the University of Tennessee, where he was the president of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and active in student government. Earlier this year, Burgess worked as campaign manager for Tricia Pridemore’s campaign for Congress. He is on the Shirley and Billy Weir Foundation selection committee, which provides full university scholarships to children of Georgia golf course employees. He is the son of Banks Burgess and Missy Burgess.

“I ask that all Georgians say a prayer for Mack Burgess, for his bereaved family and for all who knew and loved him,” Deal said.

Jason Carter:

 Carter Statement on the Death of Mack Burgess

ATLANTA—Sen. Jason Carter issued the following statement after Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Mack Burgess, a Georgia Republican Party staff member, passed away in a car accident today.

“Kate and I are tremendously saddened to hear of the loss of Mack Burgess. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mack’s family, as well as with Governor Deal’s entire team.”

I met Mack when I volunteered for Tricia Pridemore’s campaign. He was a hard worker and a dedicated member of Tricia’s team. Mack brought the same level of dedication to Governor Deal’s campaign. If you have ever attended a Deal event, then you probably met Mack. He was a rising star in the Georgia Republican Party. He will be missed.