News Release | Henry Herald | August 18, 2017

McDONOUGH— State Rep. Brian Strickland, R-McDonough, filed his delaration of intent Aug. 7 to seek the Ga. Senate District 17 seat in 2018. Currently, the District 17 seat is held by Republican Rick Jeffares who is seeking the lieutenant governor’s position.

“When I decided to run for state representative, I made it my mission to help the south metro get the attention that we deserve at the state Capitol,” said Strickland in a press release. “In my five years under the Gold Dome, I helped bring millions in transportation dollars to our region, lay the groundwork for the economic development we need to bring more jobs to the south side of Atlanta, and helped bring and expand Southern Crescent Technical College to Henry County to give our citizens opportunities to train for the jobs of the 21st century at home.

“I have also focused on real policy changes that are needed in our state law that are more than political talking points, such as the expansion of grandparent’s visitation rights, sick leave policies to care for immediate family members, and the prevention of the distribution and sale of mugshot images online,” he continued. “Together, we can accomplish so much more not just for Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties, but for the State of Georgia. As your state senator, I promise to keep fighting for our region and to support real policy changes that affect our families instead of empty political party talking points.”

The Republican Primary is in May of 2018. State Senate District 17 covers parts of Henry, Newton and Rockdale counties. Visit www.votebrianstrickland or Facebook for more information on Brian Strickland.

Source: Henry Herald