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2022 Elections

Republicans Senators Throw Support Behind Harper in Ag Commissioner Race

A Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper announced last week that nearly every Republican member of the Georgia State Senate had endorsed his campaign. Harper is currently a State Senator representing Ocilla and the surrounding area.

Absent from the list of endorsements were Senators Lee Anderson, Butch Miller, Bruce Thompson, Blake Tillery, and Larry Walker, III. Miller and Thompson are both running for sttaewide office themselves.

Endorsing state senators include:

  • John Albers
  • Jason Anavitarte
  • Brandon Beach
  • Matt Brass
  • Dean Burke
  • Max Burns
  • Bill Cowsert
  • Clint Dixon
  • Greg Dolezal
  • Mike Dugan
  • Frank Ginn
  • Steve Gooch
  • Russ Goodman
  • Marty Harbin
  • Bo Hatchett
  • Billy Hickman
  • Chuck Hufstetler
  • Burt Jones
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Kay Kirkpatrick
  • Sheila McNeill
  • Jeff Mullis
  • Chuck Payne
  • Randy Robertson
  • Brian Strickland
  • Carden Summers
  • Lindsey Tippins
  • Ben Watson

“I am humbled and grateful to have the support of so many solid leaders from the Georgia Legislature, as well as the expertise of such a seasoned and hardworking campaign team,” said Tyler Harper. “These endorsements show that our campaign has the momentum to go the distance for local and family farmers, consumers, and hardworking Georgia families. I look forward to continuing to travel the state and share our message as we fight for Georgia’s number one industry and secure a strong win for all Georgians as their next Agriculture Commissioner.”

The Harper Campaign also announced the hiring of key team members, who together bring a wealth of expertise and experience to his campaign.

  • Billy Kirkland – Senior Advisor
  • Stephen Lawson – Senior Advisor for Communications
  • Matt Littlefield – Campaign Manager
  • Denise Deal – Fundraising Director
Jessica Szilagyi
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Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter:

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