Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zell Miller Endorses Jack Lance (D-Blairsville) for HD 8

Former Governor & U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-Young Harris) endorsed Jack Lance, a conservative democrat who is challenging incumbent Stephen Allison (R-Blairsville) for State Representative for HD 8.

Here's what Miller said about Lance:

"Jack was an excellent staff member when he worked for me when I was in the United States Senate. Well informed and independent, he has common sense and good judgment. His mountain values and work ethic set him aside as someone special. I am certain that he would bring these same qualifications to the Georgia House of Representatives.”

Lance also served on the staff of former State Senator Carol Jackson (D-Cleveland), which his duties included legislative research and coalition building & he also represented Senator Jackson before constituent groups in the counties that currently compose the Eighth Legislative District.

After working for Senator Miller, Jack attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2008. He and his wife, Carmen Smith Lance then returned to Jack’s hometown of Blairsville to practice law with his sister Kenya L. Patton.

He coaches recreation league sports and provides leadership for other youth programs. Jack co-founded Smiles Through the Spirit, a Christian based project dedicated to providing Christmas gifts to children in need. He co-founded the Glenda Gooch Foundation and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The foundation is an organization aimed at providing basic needs for underprivileged youth in the community and engaging them in serving others.

I think its easy to say given the former governor's popularity up in North Georgia that Jack Lance has the leg up in this race against Allison


J said...

Georgia likes Zell, hopefully one is coming for Roy too.

Keith said...

Its possible!

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