State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, former state rep and Bartow County GOP chairman, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress Saturday at the 11th District Republican Convention in Marietta.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, who represents portions of Cartersville and Bartow County introduced a bill that would allow those with military training to get a Georgia weapons carry license.
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R- Cassville, has introduced Senate Bill 74, which would authorize military-trained 18- to 21-year-olds to be issued a Georgia weapons carry license. "Our military personnel are highly trained in the use of firearms," Loudermilk said in a press release. "We send them to professional military training where they are taught how to properly and safely carry and use these weapons. Even as young as seventeen, we train them, issue them a weapon and send them to patrol some of the most dangerous streets in the world where they are faced with making instantaneous life or death decisions. However, when they come home, we tell them that they are not responsible enough to legally carry a weapon for their own protection or…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I briefly touch on the history of this issue and then respond to each of the basic objections from detractors.
I feel compelled to write this piece in light of the conversations I've had with a few of my friends whom I know to be sensible, grounded and good people, regarding Senate Resolution 28, introduced by State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, of the 14th District. While there are actually only a handful of basic arguments being presented in opposition, the thing I find most amazing is the number of detractors who haven't even bothered to take two minutes to actually read the resolution. This list includes party officials, TV hosts and even a few elected officials, which I guess shouldn't surprise me since we already know that many of them don't even read the bills they vote on most of the time. What's just as baffling to me however, is to…
Monday, January 21, 2013
A proposed Senate resolution aims to “[express] remorse for the state’s past practice of condoning involuntary servitude.” Tell us what you think of State Sen. Barry Loudermilk’s proposed legislation.
A practice that ended in the 19th century is the focus of legislation being put forth in the 21st century. Last week, State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, held a press conference to announce his filing of Senate Resolution 28, a resolution that aims to “[express] remorse for the state's past practice of condoning involuntary servitude,” or slavery. A copy of the resolution is attached to this article in PDF form. According to Loudermilk, passage of the resolution would mark the first official acknowledgement of the injustices of slavery and serve as “an official expression of regret and remorse for the condoning of the institution of slavery in Georgia. “The injustices brought on by the institution of slavery in our state's past …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The American Conservative Union scores State Sen. Barry Loudermilk at 100 percent for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles.
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, who represents portions of Bartow and Cartersville in the new 14th District, is a recipient of the American Conservative Union’s Defender of Liberty award, notably for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2012 legislative session. Loudermilk received a perfect score of 100 percent and was recognized during a reception at the Georgia State Capitol. This is the first year the Georgia General Assembly was rated by the American Conservative Union. “Being recognized by an organization that upholds the purest principles of liberty and freedom is a great honor,” Loudermilk said in a press release. “My legislative work is based on the core of the U.S. Constitution, and I…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, got the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll.
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, who represents portions of Cartersville and Bartow, has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll. The Chamber’s Honor Roll recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2012 Legislative Session. "I would like to thank the Georgia Chamber of Commerce for acknowledging my commitment to the people of this great state," Loudermilk in a release. "My colleagues and I have limited government regulation, reduced taxes, and cut wasteful spending. These efforts have resulted in renewed economic growth that will propel us towards a brighter future."” Throughout the 2012 Georgia General Assembly session, legislators addressed a …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, who represents portions of Bartow County and Cartersville, received the accolade bestowed upon “up-and-coming” Republican state legislators.
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, has been named to GOPAC’s 2012 Class of Emerging Leaders, an accolade bestowed upon “up-and-coming” Republican state legislators. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, nominated Loudermilk to be a part of the class, noting his positive contributions to the Georgia General Assembly on the behalf of his constituents, colleagues and the Republican party. "During my time in the legislature, I have rarely seen a newly elected senator exhibit the skills of a true leader by being fully dedicated to serving this his constituents and our state without need for praise or fear of ridicule," Rogers said in a press release. "Sen. Loudermilk is a man of great character and conviction; he remains …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, sponsored SB 458, which would ban illegal immigrants from attending Georgia's public colleges, universities and tech schools.
A bill sponsored by state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, and passed by the Georgia Senate on a 34-19 vote would bar illegal immigrants from the state's higher-education offerings at universities, colleges and tech schools. Senate Bill 458, which now will go to the House for consideration, would require post-secondary-school applicants to submit documents verifying their citizenship, according to a Senate press release. It would apply to the University System of Georgia's 35 colleges, including Georgia Highlands College, and the Technical College System of Georgia's 25 schools, including Chattahoochee Tech. “The Georgia Board of Regents is re-interpreting federal policy by allowing undocumented students to attend public colleges and …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Georgia's new laws for 2012 also include a 75-cent fee for prepaid cellular service.
The new year brings the next phase in Georgia’s anti-immigration law, a new fee for prepaid cellphone service and the prospect for golf carts rolling through city streets statewide. Most laws in Georgia go into effect when they are signed by the governor or July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year, but Jan. 1 has some legislative significance—particularly if you’re a doctor with a 7-year-old child and you want to drive your golf cart to the hospital where you employ more than 500 people in a drought-stricken area that hopes for a tech-driven economic revival. Read Patch’s rundown of the legal meaning of today, and it will all make sense (click on each bill number to read the full legislation). H.B. 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, said in a statement he has never discriminated against anyone, including a former secretary, and is not aware of any monetary settlement.