Campaign Volunteers Make Winning Campaigns!
My campaign for reelection as your state representative for District 44 in North Cobb is in full swing. I need your help with spreading the word of the importance of the November 6th General Election - not just for my campaign, but for Republicans at all levels on the ballot. Please contact me about placing a yard sign at your residence or business. I also have larger signs, ranging from 48" x 24" to 48"x 96" for larger locations. Please contact me at 770-977-4426 or don@donparsons.net and I will have a sign put up promptly. I will also have all signs down directly after the election.

Brian Kemp will Support Georgia Educators, And Let Them Teach

Brian will also partner with the House Rural Economic Development Council (on which I serve), and local community leaders to develop incentives to recruit educators to rural school districts throughout our state. Georgia children should have highly-qualified teachers – no matter their zip code.

Interested in Going Door to Door Or Phone Banking for Brian?




 ALL FOUR OF THE VOGTLE 3 & 4 CO-OWNERS VOTE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR EXPANSION PROJECT

I believe in the need for clean energy. Electricity generated by nuclear power is clean energy that is better for our health and our environment. This was a complicated negotiation that resulted in a positive outcome for all sides. The project will continue, but only under an agreement that protects citizens and energy ratepayers.

The new units are the first to be built in the United States in more than 30 years. They are the only new nuclear units currently under construction in America. Expected on-line in November 2021 (Unit 3) and November 2022 (Unit 4), the new units are expected to generate enough emission-free electricity to power approximately 500,000 homes and businesses. Today, Vogtle 3 & 4 is the largest jobs-producing construction project in the state of Georgia, employing more than 7,000 workers from across the country, with more than 800 permanent jobs available once the units begin operating.

Under  the agreement , Georgia Power would pay 55.7% of any cost overruns up to $1.6 billion beyond their current price estimate.
If costs increase above that, Georgia Power would pay 65.7% of the costs up to $2.1 billion over the original estimate. Beyond that figure, minority owners could sell a portion of their ownership stakes in Vogtle in exchange for Georgia Power paying “100% of such Vogtle owner’s remaining share of construction costs.”


Jo's Easy Vegetable Soup
Many thanks to my wife, Jo Lynn, for providing one of her recipes for the newsletters.

Ingredients
1 quart chicken broth
3 cups tomato juice
1 small diced Vidalia onion
3 baking size peeled and diced potatoes
1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
2 cups of frozen baby lima beans
1 14.75 oz. can of cream style sweet corn
2 small bay leaves
Salt and coarse ground pepper to taste
 
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a 6 quart stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 35 to 45 minutes, until the potatoes are done. Remove bay leaves before serving. 
 
Georgia's Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

It is as honor to have been appointed by Speaker Ralston in 2017 to the House Rural Development Commission. The Speaker has announced that the commission will continue its important work for two more years. I am happy and excited about that. There have already been very positives outcomes from the commission. Among those outcomes has been the creation of the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation in Tifton at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The center was created after a year long study by the commission. It concluded that:

I. Since 2010, the State of Georgia has experienced tremendous job growth, adding more than 500,000 new private sector jobs;

2. Georgia's economic successes during this period have resulted from a favorable tax structure, regulatory environment, and aggressive economic development initiatives;

3. Georgia has been declared by several industry publications, including Site Selection Magazine, to be the best state m' the nation for business for the previous four years;

4. This economic success has not extended into all of Georgia's rural areas to a desired level;

5. As a result, Georgia's rural areas are faced with challenges distinct from other regions of this state, including loss of population, insufficient health care access, degraded or lacking infrastructure, diminished opportunity for quality education, scarcity of employment opportunities, overall lack of economic growth, and sometimes, lack of cultural amenities;

6. A thorough, intensive, and systematic study of the existing issues in Georgia's rural areas is necessary and appropriate; and

7. The objective of such study should be to identify policies and ideas to enhance economic opportunity across the entire state, particularly in rural areas.


“Georgia is a growing and prosperous state, and we are thankful for that, but that prosperity isn’t being felt in every community across Georgia. Some of our rural areas are still struggling, and we must do everything we can to help private businesses grow jobs in every comer of our state.” - Georgia House Speaker, David Ralston

 I always want to hear from you. If you have questions about the election, my position on issues, or politics, in general, please contact me on my cell at 470-351-8575, or email me at  don@donparsons.net .
My website is  www.donparsons.org



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