Travis Johnson

Party: Democratic

Job: Manager

Education: Reinhardt University, BS sociology

Residence: Canton

Why are you the most qualified candidate for the position?:

The work I have done in the community, my leadership attributes and my overall willingness to be a voice of the people, not excluding anyone or any group. Our leaders should have a genuine heart for serving the community and that’s precisely who I am. I currently serve the community in a variety of ways including volunteering at the local university where I attended, serving on the Alumni Board of Governors at the university (Reinhardt), as well as serving on the President’s Advisory Council to the university (Reinhardt). I also provide wraparound services for the state of Georgia for our children who are in foster care. This is what service looks like to me, and why I have spent my life attempting to do just that.

What is the greatest long-term challenge facing the community in which you seek to represent?:

I believe long-term challenges facing the community in which I seek to represent are equality and proper representation for all in which nobody is excluded.

What is your solution to that challenge?:

My solution to change that is simple. I will lead with compassion, love, respect and integrity at all times! I will approach every decision, every interaction, every conversation with these characteristics and traits to reach across the aisle to be the voice of the people I represent. Once elected, I will continue to be a voice of the people and commit to communicating with the people of Senate District 14. I will not be a leader who only connects with the people for a vote but will do so even more once elected — that’s when the real work begins.

Bruce Thompson (incumbent)

Party: Republican

Job: Businessman

Education: Not provided

Why are you the most qualified candidate for the position?:

I am a serial entrepreneur that successfully builds companies in various verticals including construction, software, insurance, real estate, and funeral homes.

What is the greatest long-term challenge facing the community in which you seek to represent?:

The economic impact of COVID-19.

What is your solution to that challenge?:

As legislators, we need to set aside our societal differences to stabilize the fears of our constituents, identify the new normal, and get people back to work.

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