Meet the candidate for Georgia House District 2: Incumbent Martin Scott, Republica
Martin Scott, Republican
Incumbent How can voters contact you?
Address: P.O. Box 7, Rossville, GA 30741
Home phone: (706) 861-7045
Email: email@example.com How long have you lived in Walker County?
Five years in Rossville Spouse and childrens names, ages, occupations
Children: Katherine (11), Libby (10), Emily (6), Mary (4) Current/past professional/business experience
Management consulting (1992-present)
Real estate investment, sales, and consulting (2003-present) Clubs/organizations (including churches) and any offices held
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Oglethorpe
Georgia Right to Life (former board member)
National Rifle Association
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Taxpayer Protection Caucus (House chairman)
Walker County Chamber of Commerce
Young Life, Volunteer Committee member Current/past political offices
Served as state representative (2005-present) What are your goals for the post for which you are running?
I am passionate about representing the interests of the people of Northwest Georgia and defending our values. The beauty of Northwest Georgia is obvious to see, and its clear to me that, despite current tough times, our best days are in front of us.
Volkswagens decision to locate in Chattanooga is welcome news to us all. I am very excited about the anticipated regional impact for job creation and the economic boost this new plant will provide for Northwest Georgia. We are loaded for growth, and I will continue to promote a low tax, pro-business environment to attract Volkswagens partner businesses to this area. We must continue fostering a spirit of cooperation that will cause the world to see that our beautiful landscape is matched by friendly, hardworking, and welcoming people.
While good things are happening locally, many of us are struggling, and there is still much work to be done. I have confidence that the Georgia General Assembly will address the issues most important to Georgians in the upcoming legislative session. Some issues I view most urgent are as follows: Opening doors for more drilling. I support drilling and deregulation of energy source exploration, extraction, and refining. Earlier this year, I supported House Resolution 1017 which would strongly urge the Congress and the President of the United States to remove the moratorium on offshore drilling for oil and natural gas to allow coastal states such as Georgia the right to determine its offshore resources. Unfortunately, this resolution was defeated by liberal environmental extremists who blocked HR 1017. I agree with Newt Gingrich: we should Drill here. Drill now. And pay less! We in the Georgia Legislature must show Washington that we are serious about this problem, and that they must get out of the way so that America can become energy independent for the sake of our national defense and economic wellbeing.
Protecting our 2nd Amendment rights. Im proud to have the endorsement of the National Rifle Association. Our Constitutional liberties are non-negotiable, and I will continue to vigorously fight all attempts to rob our citizens of their right to keep and bear arms. H.B. 89 (2008) was a good start at taking back some of our stolen liberties, and we must defend and expand the gun rights of law-abiding citizens.
Vigorously defending the innocent unborn. Im proud to have the endorsement of Georgia Right to Life. I will continue defending unborn babies against the horrific practice of abortion in America. In 2007, I introduced, along with nearly 70 House co-sponsors, the Human Life Amendment to the Georgia Constitution. Im thankful for the support of former Senator Zell Miller on this historic legislation. I will reintroduce and fight for passage of this Amendment.
Finding and eliminating wasteful government spending. Sending the savings where they belong to the taxpayers. We will continue fighting for the Taxpayer Dividend Act. This law will prioritize spending by directing excess funds in the future to Education, rainy-day fund replenishment, and the gradual elimination of the Georgia income tax. This amendment continues our commitment to education as a first priority. Then, when times are good, excess funds will be passed on to the taxpayers through a gradual increase in their personal income tax exemption.
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