Cartersville businessman Matt Laughridge today announced that he is running for Georgia State Senate District 14 in the special election to fill the seat vacated by former State Senator Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville.
Laughridge held events to make formal announcements in both Cartersville and Canton.
“Today begins a campaign that is short in length, but long in its potential impact on the future of this district and the entire state of Georgia,” Laughridge said in a press release. “It is time for a new generation of leadership to step forward to the call of public service.
"Owning and operating several businesses in this area, I understand the conservative principles that should govern our state and will bring those values to the capitol in Atlanta. Over the next eight weeks, I’m asking my neighbors and colleagues in the towns and communities across this region to join a movement for conservative leadership that can improve the fundamentals for sustained economic growth, meet the 21st Century demands of educating our next generation, and drive our state’s government to be more efficient, transparent and responsive.”
Laughridge is vice president of Terry Reid Automotive and a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College. He is a member of the Rotary Club, Treasurer of the Etowah Scholarship Foundation, and is the youngest Trustee of the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Dealer Education Action Committee.
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