As we approach the final days before all votes must be cast and ballots filled, I wanted to share an article that I read in The Northeast Georgian this week. It brings up confusion around another claim that was made by my opponent in this election, and it also brings up a great deal of concern from the community about the current representation we have in the House. Below is an excerpt from the article and a link to the full article is at the bottom of the page.
“A state representative running for re-election in the May 22 primary has gone quiet after multiple officials called him out.
At its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Hospital Authority of Habersham County discussed a recent political mailer from District 28 State Rep. Dan Gasaway, which stated – among other things – “There is a plan in place to give Habersham County Hospital to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for free, meaning Habersham County would receive no money for the hospital, but would still be saddled with the $38 million … debt, which ultimately will fall on the backs of Habersham County property taxpayers. …”
The strike was Gasaway’s latest in the campaign, after accusing the Habersham County Commission and hospital authority of allowing an “illegal” appointment to the authority, and Habersham County School officials of malfeasance with opponent Chris Erwin and Erwin’s employer. However, The Northeast Georgian has disproved many of Gasaway’s claims, for which he’s declined repeatedly to provide evidence.”
As you know, there has been a lot of misinformation and straight out lies going around our community during this campaign. It has been brought to my attention that a bogus group calling themselves “Educators for Erwin” put out a mailer in Stephens County. This was done without my knowledge or the knowledge of Sherrie Whiten who was quoted and pictured on the mailer. This is reckless, and possibly illegal behavior and will not be tolerated. I’m calling for these actions to be investigated to get to the bottom of this issue. Our campaign remains committed to talking to voters about the issues that are important to our community.
It is humbling to have the support of citizens in our community. Check out this letter that was published in the Northeast Georgian just last week. Thanks for the recommendation and for your vote, Ron!
Don’t forget Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 22 and early voting is going on now through May 18. I am excited for the opportunity to serve this community and to be a voice for my constituents at the State Capitol.
If you believe Georgia needs a state budget that works without raising taxes, then I would ask you to vote for me. While laboring to spend your tax dollars wisely, I will make education our priority and emphasize workforce development and the economic development of our local communities.
I will rely on my experience as a former school superintendent to put the focus on our students and fully funding education initiatives. It will be my pleasure to work for the people and to meet the challenges educators face.
If you believe these are the things you are looking for in your representative, then the choice is clear. Vote for me.