Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Georgia State Legislative Champions

Press Release

ATLANTA, GA—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today announced its support for four state legislative candidates ahead of November’s general elections: Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (SD-32), Rep. Houston Gaines (HD-117), Rep. Ed Setzler (HD-35), and Sen. John Albers (SD-56.) AFP Action sets a high bar for political endorsements, supporting candidates that have indicated leadership in tackling the greatest challenges Georgians face. Each of today’s endorsees exceeded that bar.  

 

The grassroots organization will support these candidates through a variety of tactics—including leveraging its signature grassroots, direct-mail, and digital advertisements.

 

AFP Action Senior Advisor Stephen Allison issued the following statement:

 

“Our activists are excited to throw their full support behind Kay Kirkpatrick, Houston Gaines, Ed Setzler, and John Albers this November. These individuals have shown their commitment to championing educational opportunity for Georgia’s students, greater access to better health care, and helping our economy recover stronger than before. We look forward to pounding the pavement in support of these principled lawmakers.”

 

Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (SD-32): During her time in the legislature, Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick has leveraged her private sector medical experience to ensure more Georgians have access to quality, affordable health care. Leading the charge to remove red tape, Sen. Kirkpatrick fought for more options and more hospital beds to be available and made it easier for our economy to recover—stronger than before. Sen. Kirkpatrick has also supported efforts to allow hardworking families to keep more of what they earn by lowering the tax burden they face. It is clear that Sen. Kirkpatrick champions economic opportunity and improvements to health care for Georgia families.

 

Rep. Houston Gaines (HD-117) As a member of the state House, Rep. Houston Gaines has supported a number of legislative milestones that will improve the lives of all Georgians. Through his unwavering support for educational opportunity, more students can learn in an environment that works for their needs. Rep. Gaines also knows how important it is for Georgians to be able to provide for their loved ones. That motivated Rep. Gaines to support lower taxes and reduced red tape—to make it easier for our jobs, businesses, and economy to recover stronger than before. And, Rep. Gaines supported efforts to ensure greater access to quality, affordable health care for Georgians. Rep. Gaines has a proven track record of improving the lives of all Georgians.

 

Rep. Ed Setzler (HD-35): Representing his constituents in state House District 35, Rep. Ed. Setzler has consistently supported reforms to make Georgia the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Leading the way to ensure safer communities and more second chances, Rep. Setzler fought for a justice system that’s smarter on crime and softer on taxpayers. Rep. Setzler also supported removing red tape that stands in the way of accessible health care and Georgia’s economic recovery. He has also supported expanding educational opportunity for all Georgia students and lowered taxes on hardworking families. If re-elected, Rep. Ed Setzler will surely continue championing policy improvements that pave the way towards a bright future for Georgia.

 

Sen. John Albers (SD-56): In the State Senate, Sen. John Albers has focused his legislative energy towards improving health care, education, and the economy. Sen. Albers supported innovations in health care that make it easier for families to receive care when they need it most, at a price they can afford. He fought for greater access to educational opportunity, so all students have a chance at succeeding. Sen. Albers also fought to reduce red tape and lower taxes, allowing Georgia families, jobs, and businesses to build a stronger economy. Sen. Albers has proven to support principled policy solutions that allow for more opportunity across the great state of Georgia.

 

Background:

 

AFP Action supported Sen. Chuck Payne in his successful primary contest this June.

 

AFP Action is also supporting Sen. David Perdue in his re-election bid.