Chairman's Corner - The Stakes in 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:23 PM | Anonymous

The stakes in the 2020 Election for Cobb County have never been higher. While we tend to focus nationally, with the Presidential race capturing most of the attention of the press and electorate, this year, we must not neglect our local races.

Our entire county government it at stake on Nov. 3. In 2018, Democrats captured the majority of the vote countywide, with Stacey Abrams receiving 30,000 more votes than Brian Kemp in Cobb County. With most of our countywide Republican officials on the ballot, 2020 is a “make-it, or break-it point” for the GOP.

For decades, we have enjoyed good, conservative, Republican governance in Cobb. It has allowed our schools to become some of the best in not just our state, but our nation. It has kept our taxes the lowest in the metro area and has provided safety and public service for our residents.

That all can change Nov. 3.

As I told the Marietta Daily Journalif Chairman Mike Boyce and Republican Fitz Johnson are defeated, then the Democrats control the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and they control the law enforcement in Cobb County. If they take the sheriff’s (office), they have the whole thing.

We have seen where the Democratic Party has gone when it comes to law enforcement, preferring to champion criminals over cops, chaos over safety, and seem to want to define lawlessness as a Constitutionally protected right.

Cobb Democrats want to try to say they are different, and in his response to my warnings, Democratic David Wilkerson (D-Powder Springs), Chair of the Cobb Legislative Delegation had only one way to respond…in typical Democratic fashion, he lied.   

“You will not hear anybody in our delegation talk about defunding the police. That is typical Trumpism where they’re going to try to scare people into voting for them when they’ve done such a poor job. We have been nothing but supportive of law enforcement,” Wilkerson claimed.

While Cobb’s Democrats in the House may have enough disciple not to use the magic words “defund the police,” their actions speak louder than their words when everyone one of them voted against giving law enforcement in Georgia more tools to go after human traffickers when they voted against SB 394.

Then Wilkerson makes his most bizarre and false claim in the way of a personal attack, “They can’t forget, just a couple of months ago Jason Shepherd was doing the best he could to get rid of Mike Boyce because Mike Boyce was raising taxes. They raised taxes and continue to raise taxes.”

That claim is so ridiculous and odd that how can Wilkerson be trusted with ANYTHING he told the MDJ.

It is clear what the Democrat’s end game is, take control of the county commission, take control of the school board, keep control of the legislative delegation so they can gerrymander the GOP out of existence in Cobb for the next decade and beyond.

Friends, in Cobb County, this IS the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER!

Yours in Freedom,


Jason Shepherd

Chairman, Cobb County Republican Party

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