Almost everyone I speak with in my travels- and likely the majority of you receiving this email- share a common frustration: the status quo politics of the Gold Dome. Therefore, many are surprised when I tell them that one of the great hopes I have for our state is some of its political leaders.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m as “anti-establishment” as they come, and I’m still proud of the fact that I ran one campaign against a sitting US House Majority Leader that saw him defeated and replaced with Conservative Review’s #1 Most Conservative Congressman and also the campaign of the man who replaced Speaker Boehner- who is ranked 16th on that list. Politicians are still a major part of the problem both for our country and for our state.
But, here in Georgia, we have a strong contingent of faithful, godly, conservative leaders who give me hope every day. One such leader is State Representative Sam Teasley.
Representing District 37, which covers a portion of Cobb County, Sam has managed to be an unashamed Christian and outspoken advocate for our values, while also rising to a leadership position. How rare it is to have someone like Sam who is able to stand so firm for families yet still be in a spot of influence!
Sam Teasley’s impact goes far beyond any official position. He is the unique leader who travels the state to support causes and candidates he cares about. He mentors others and facilitates strategic conversations. And, he brings an energy and passion to promoting families that leads to activity extending far beyond what happens under the Gold Dome.
Georgia undoubtedly has a long way to go before it becomes a God-honoring state. But, leaders like Sam Teasley give me cause for optimism. I genuinely hope to see his influence grow, to see him lifted up, and be used by the Lord.
Serving in my role, I see plenty of reasons to be discouraged. But, leaders like Sam are a source of encouragement for me. Over the next several months, I plan to spotlight other leaders that are fighting for Georgia families.
Please pray for: Sam, like most Georgia legislators, does not depend on the pennies he gets for his public service for his sole income. He provides for his family as a realtor, so please keep his business in your prayers, that the Lord brings new clients, and that he can prosper while he sacrifices to serve. Pray also that His influence grows, that he is encouraged, and that his family thrives and is blessed for the faithfulness of their husband and father.
Legislation to Track: We have been and will continue to send out Action Alerts regarding key legislation we are engaged in. Here are some of the bills we are supporting: HB 217 (school choice tax credit), HB 482 (educational savings accounts), HB 882 (private right of action for wrongful death of unborn child), SB 339 (campus free speech), SB 361 (religious freedom in schools), SB 375 (protections for faith-based adoption agencies), SB 384 (equal opportunities for home schoolers) and SB347 (Simon’s Law).
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