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Republican Senate Candidate Wayne Johnson: Floyd County GOP
Should Put All Candidates, Not Just Loeffler and Collins, on Ballot Questions
Macon, Ga. March 25, 2020 – The Floyd County Republican Party should alter and resubmit its questions to be put on the May 19 Georgia primary ballot to include all six Republicans, not just Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins, Republican Wayne Johnson said today.
“You can’t fault the party for its intentions, but the questions need to include all Republican candidates who qualified for November ballot,” said Johnson. “A simple adjustment of the third option to include the other four names solves the fairness issue. No one disputes that Sen. Loeffler and Rep. Collins are the Republicans most talked about, but any ballot should be complete and fair.”
In early March, the Rome News-Tribune reported on the local party’s plans to use a “little known statute” to create “a mini-primary for Floyd County voters.” The party said the results would be used for informational purposes only. The four, yes-or-no questions asked if a person was voting for Sen. Loeffler, Rep. Collins, another candidate or was undecided.
“I think it was an interesting and creative idea by the party,” said Johnson. “Make a slight change, add the names of Mr. Grayson, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Taylor and myself and let’s see what the voters think.”
The conservative Republican from Macon is one of 21 candidates on the ballot for the November special Senate election to fill the final two years of the term of retired Sen. Johnny Isakson, six of whom are Republicans. Johnson will campaign on his Opportunity Plus plan to end the student loan debt crisis, address senior care and deal with daily life issues that regular Georgians talk about around the kitchen table.
About Dr. A. Wayne Johnson
Dr. A. Wayne Johnson is recognized as the preeminent expert on student loan debt in the country and he spent two years inside the Trump administration trying to fix a system he eventually realized was broken beyond repair. Johnson spent more than three decades as an entrepreneur, senior executive and CEO of multiple businesses, both domestic and international, in the consumer finance and customer service support industries. He is a U.S. Army veteran, an Eagle Scout and a product of Georgia’s education system. He holds a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University, a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University. He makes his home in Macon, Georgia.