September 19, 2013
(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett issued the following statements today praising the leadership of Governor Deal and the Republican Delegation in the State House and Senate for their efforts to enhance government ethics in Georgia:
“For over a century, Democrats occupied the Governor’s Mansion and set the legislative agenda under the Gold Dome. Rather than prioritize and pass ethics reform measures to restore trust in state government, they sat on their hands and did nothing.
“Now, in hopes of restoring their political relevance, the same liberals that refused to pass ethics reform while in power are using a story-starved media to launch their baseless, pathetic attacks against conservative leaders that did. What a joke.
“Voters throughout the state of Georgia are proud of what Governor Deal, Speaker Ralston, and the entire Republican Delegation are doing under the Gold Dome to enhance accountability and transparency in state government. Under their leadership, confidence in government has been restored and a new wave of investment, job creation, and economic development has followed suit.
“While liberals are busy lobbing accusations and insults, we will continue to work together to move Georgia forward; creating a brighter future for generations to come.”