Franklin Graham Tweets Support for Georgia's Vulnerable Child Protection Act
"GA State Rep @GinnyEhrhart proposed the "Vulnerable Child Protection Act" that would make it illegal to "radically change" the gender of a child through surgery or drugs in their state. I applaud her stand to protect children." - Franklin Graham
Ouch!! She left a mark with that one. Ginny Ehrhart sets her opponent straight about independent women and treating transgender students like adults.
Ginny Ehrhart defeated Tom Gray in Tuesday’s Republican runoff. “I have specific, tangible solutions to some of the problems people are concerned about out here,” she said. “I think that’s how I differentiated myself in this race."
Marietta Daily Journal: "Ginny Ehrhart won the [straw] poll over runoff challenger Thomas Gray, receiving 116 votes to Gray’s 54. Gray was a no-show when Cobb GOP Chairman Jason Shepherd called for his turn to give a stump speech."
SPEAKING OF EHRHART, what to make of the race for his seat now that the veteran lawmaker is retiring and his wife, conservative Republican Ginny Ehrhart is running in his place against progressive Democrat Jen Slipakoff?
Around Town rang Kerwin Swint, director of KSU’s School of Government and International Affairs, for some answers. As it happens, Swint lives in west Cobb and knows the area well.
“That particular district is just so Republican. It’s very conservative, it’s economically conservative definitely and still, even in 2018, still mostly social conservative. You have a hard time seeing how a Democrat could possibly be competitive there. So I start off from that standpoint that it’s just a really Republican-friendly district to start with. I think that’s the biggest factor,” Swint said.
So the odds on favorite, it would appear, is Ginny Ehrhart.
“I would agree,” Swint said.
“My interest in protecting families and preserving our way of life has always motivated me, but my service until now has been directed to my family and within my own sphere of influence,” Ginny Ehrhart said. “I have always followed politics, and now I have the time and opportunity to make my service count for my neighbors in west Cobb and across the state. As a state representative, my goal is to impact the Legislature in a way that ensures the lives of all Georgians will be more positive, productive and prosperous. I will work hard under the Gold Dome to make this a reality.”
I was present in Cobb State Court Friday to witness the best possible outcome of the school bus violations issue. A huge thank you to State Court Clerk Angie Davis for establishing a new records process that gives judges no excuse to not enforce the law. Great things can happen when great women do the right thing!
My quotes in today's Marietta Daily Journal represent the concerns of many Cobb parents. Thank you for the support so many of you have extended. I am hopeful that this week, as the court addresses a new batch of school bus violators, there will be no repeat of last week's dismissal of charges. Hold them accountable. Our kids deserve nothing less.