John Albers

Republican, incumbent

Occupation: Executive and business owner

John Albers

Previous elective offices held: Georgia Senate.

Other community service: World Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation Board of Directors (past chairman), Chamberlain Nursing College Board, Gilsbar Holdings Board of Directors, Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking Industry Guide, Scout Leader, Kiwanis, Roswell Rotary, US Air Force Civil Air Patrol.

Q: Why should the voters choose you for this position?

A: I have a strong track record of serving the families of my district. Over the past six years, I have passed numerous important pieces of legislation and helped balance the budget. I continue to support causes for first responders, veterans, small business, education, senior citizens, families, etc. I championed: the removal of the Ga. 400 tolls, reduced taxes on families and businesses, reduced burdensome regulations to increase jobs, helped protect both children and senior citizens and focused on traffic/transportation solutions.

I am very active in my community serving in my church, charitable organizations, attending events, sending out newsletters and host town hall meetings, etc. I work tirelessly to serve my constituents and have a strong track record of success.

Q: What is the biggest issue facing the constituents you seek to represent? How will you address that issue?

A: The economy is the biggest issue facing my constituents and all over our great state. Georgia has been named the No. 1 place to do business by multiple organizations for several years. This did not happen by accident; we have worked hard in Georgia to create the ideal climate for job growth and we can continue to cut burdensome regulations and taxes to stimulate additional growth. Jobs solve a myriad of problems and a robust economy is critical.

The government does not create jobs, but we can have the best environment for job growth. This is done by reducing taxes and regulations allowing the entrepreneurial spirit of Georgians to thrive. A well educated workforce is needed to fill 21st century jobs. I am a champion for high-tech schools and educational options from kindergarten through college and beyond.

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