There is a movement going on in South Georgia. People are tired of a Congressman who puts the wishes of his political party and special interest friends before the needs of the people. They also want a change to honest, transparent and competent government. There has been a flury of recent Letters To The Editor criticizing Jack. Here are some examples: Savannah Morning News and Camden Tribune & Georgian.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thank you to hosts Peter Krull, Ron King, Clay Davis and Ann Mason for a wonderful party tonight. I also must thank Jessica Smith for her hard work organizing the event. Click here to see pictures. The party was a 'green' event, too, featuring items such as organic food, corn-based cups and plates, recycling and more. The event took place in a newly-built energy-efficient house, which uses up to 60 percent less energy than a normal house.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Today four military veterans qualified to run for Congress in Georgia as Democrats. They are: Bobby Saxon (District 10), Doug Heckman (District 7), Bill Jones (District 6) and of course me (District 1). I took part in a joint press conference with these fine gentleman at the State Capitol. Each of us spoke for a few minutes, as well as Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Jane Kidd. Here are pictures from the event. The four of us have served America well on foreign battlefields, from Iraq to Korea to Germany to points in between. Now we want to serve Georgia and America in the House of Representatives. We are fed up with the current Congressmen in our districts. There is a long list of failures. Urgent action needs to be taken to bring jobs to Georgia. Despite our many lakes, rivers and miles of coastline, our state faces a water crisis. Education scores in Georgia are near the bottom of the nation. Veterans in many parts of the state are being subjected to poor healthcare. Georgia's natural resources, parks and farm land are under attack from money-hungry developers. I could go on and on. Congressional representation in this state is embarrassing. Our opponents, each longtime Republican Congressmen, have spent their careers putting the wishes of their party and special interest friends before the needs of the people. It's time for a change in Georgia, and us vets are ready to lead the effort! [UPDATE: More than 100 media outlets have reported on this story. Here is a sampling: story 1, story 2, story 3, story 4]
It's official! This morning at the State Capitol in Atlanta I filed my papers and paid the $4,956.00 fee to qualify for the First Congressional District Democratic Primary. Check out these pictures from the day. Thank you to all my friends and supporters for helping the campaign achieve this important and necessary goal. I wish I could have shared the moment with all of you. Qualification took place in the chambers of the House of Representatives (Democrats qualified in the House, while Republicans did so in the Senate). It was a thrilling moment. I am energized more than ever to lead the movement in South Georgia that wants a change in government. We deserve a Congressman and a government that puts people first. Let's make it happen! Click here to read the campaign's press release.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thank you to hosts Karen Arms, Rex Templeton Jr., Thom Smith, Will Claiborne, Brad Baugh, Peter Krull, Cari Clark and Chris Miller for a wonderful party tonight. Click here to see pictures. The Walker Mansion was a beautiful setting. I hope all had a fun time and learned more about my background, values and vision for South Georgia and America.