NGwinnett.com invited candidates to complete a questionnaire outlining their goals and reasons for seeking office. The responses by participating candidates are presented unedited and in their entirety.
NGwinnett: What is the primary reason you decided to run for office?
Hancock: The federal government is disregarding the rights of the states and we need a genuine, proven conservative representative, with a history of working within the Republican Party and the Tea Party, who will be able to stand up and do what is in Georgia’s best interest. We have all but lost liberty at the federal level - the States are our last best hope.
NGwinnett: What three issues do you believe are most important to the constituents in your district and why?
Hancock: Illegal Immigration - Georgia has more illegal aliens than Arizona, and Georgia’s citizens are losing jobs because of it. We need to find ways to enforce the laws the federal government ignores, let Georgians vote on whether English should be our official language, and stop giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens via DACA.
Excessive Regulation - Business owners face hurdles every day because of excessive federal and state regulations, and no where is this more evident than the health care mandates. The Georgia legislature needs to make a concerted effort every day of the session to reduce the burden on business and free us from the requirements of Obamacare.
Personal Liberty - Business owners who have sincere convictions against actively participating in events that conflict with their deeply held principles should not face ridiculous lawsuits if they choose to act as their conscience dictates.
NGwinnett: If elected, what do you hope to accomplish in the next term?
Hancock: Build on the efforts made in the latest session to exempt Georgia from the Affordable Care Act and make it harder for illegal aliens to find jobs in Georgia.
NGwinnett: If you could only tell voters one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Hancock: I have experience. I been very involved in the issues of the 98th district as a business owner, on the executive committee of the Gwinnett Republican Party, and as Co-Chairman of the Gwinnett Tea Party. I have worked for the people of the district, taken a stand against corrupt leaders and taken conservative issues to the forefront. I am excited to continue to push those ideals forward as your State Representative.
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