Wednesday, November 11, 2009

14. Great Days for the Campaign

“ …DuBose will be the best governor Georgia has ever had.”- State Representative Nikki Randall
    We have had two great days for the campaign.  DuBose was in Atlanta to speak at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at a Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum. Cobb County has had cuts of over $100 million to their school systems. DuBose is by far the most pro-education candidate in the race and knows that for industry to come to Georgia we must show companies that we have a well-educated, trainable workforce. Reducing education will only reduce Georgia’s attractiveness to industry. The Cobb Chamber of Commerce members all nodded in agreement as DuBose explained the “point of sale” bill, which would add revenue to Georgia’s budget without raising taxes or fees. (Alabama has already implemented this bill and found $1 billion in uncollected taxes.)     Yesterday morning, DuBose had breakfast with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, which knows that DuBose will work to foster a partnership between state and local governments. DuBose then visited the new “Green Trailer” produced by The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, and Service Techs that demonstrated how we can train Georgians to be first in line for new jobs created for new green technology.     After that, DuBose headed to Macon and dropped in on a group of teachers for an education summit. DuBose left there to attend a fundraiser at the home of Boone and Amanda Smith. So many people attended that they had to park one street over. Boone’s parents, Boone V and Claire, helped, and together they put out a beautiful spread of food. Thank you to the Smith family and to State Representative Nikki Randall, who announced to the crowd that she had worked side-by-side with DuBose for years and knew that if he were elected Governor he would be the best governor Georgia had ever seen. Thank you to Rep. Randall, the Smiths, and all the many supporters who agree, “DuBose Porter works for you."