In Ep. 179, Dave & Jessica discuss: Jim Beck’s expected conviction, the ethics investigation into a candidate for Secretary of State, donations to elected officials who supported Georgia’s controversial elections overhaul…by entities that opposed the bill, Congressman Hank Johnson’s recent arrest, new special prosecutors in the cases against 8 different Atlanta police officers, and the wasteful government expenditure of the week.
- A number of businesses that condemned Georgia’s sweeping voting rights bill have since contributed thousands of dollars to supporters of the legislation after it was signed in March by Gov. Brian Kemp.
- Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson arrested during voting rights protest on Capitol Hill
- A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera.
- Wasteful government expenditure of the week: San Francisco considers adding new trash cans with costs up to $20K each
Jessica Szilagyi is a Content Creator for The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. Her educational background is in Political Science with a focus in local government and she has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a “Like It Or Not” contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and “Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers.”
David Roberts is a native of South Florida who moved to Georgia in his teens. He joined The Army at 18 as a Psychological Operations specialist and served six years in that role. Since leaving active duty, he served in both Reserve and Guard components. After The Army, Dave went to work for Wachovia and SouthTrust banks serving as a business banker and Assistant Vice President. After a few mergers, he went to work with his brother, Rob, who taught him the HVAC trade. Subsequently, after several years of learning under his older brother, Dave was ready to go out on his own. In 2016, he started DR COOL Heating and Air in Dallas, GA.
Being a prominent business owner in Paulding County has afforded him the privilege of serving his community and allowed him to become involved in politics. Calling himself a “Republitarian,” Dave was invited to host The Let Me Tell You Why You’re Wrong Podcast in 2018.
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