Governor Nathan Deal Endorses Gus Makris for State Senate

April 4, 2017

MARIETTA – Governor Nathan Deal endorsed Gus Makris for State Senate District 32 today, citing his dedication to using conservative principles for school reform, poverty reduction, and improving pay for public safety employees.

“Gus Makris is the Republican Leader and Conservative Reformer that Senate District 32 deserves. His desire to use conservative principles in order to reduce poverty, improve our schools, reduce traffic, and improve pay for our state public safety employees is exactly what we need. His thoughtfulness in the State Senate will be appreciated,” said Governor Deal.

“Governor Deal’s endorsement is an honor, and I think a recognition of how our ideas will help this district and the State of Georgia,” Makris said. “Under Governor Deal’s leadership, we became the #1 State in which to do business, we reformed our criminal justice system, and created a thriving film industry that adds billions to our State economy.”

Makris added that his campaign has been focused on issues that the other Republican campaigns have failed to address. This includes being the only Republican to offer plans on reducing class sizes and reforming the State funding formula for education to put more money in classrooms. Additionally, he is the only candidate thus far to address our crippling traffic and reform our budget to prioritize core services.

“I have knocked on thousands of doors across this district, and the message is largely the same. Voters want a conservative and capable State Senator who will actually listen and represent them. I am proud to have Governor Deal’s endorsement, just like I am proud to have the personal endorsement of thousands of voters across State Senate District 32.”

Makris is Senior Tax Counsel at Turner Broadcasting. Before joining Turner he held the position of Tax Associate at King & Spalding LLP. He is a board member of the East Cobb Civic Association and a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society. For more information on Makris and his campaign, visit The election for State Senate District 32 will be held Tuesday, April 18.

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