My opponent, Aaron Barlow, claims to be a “Republican activist” and the “real conservative” in this race. But, according to his voting record, he hasn’t voted in a state Republican Primary since 2010 and didn’t vote in the … [Read More]
Reducing Taxes, Cutting spending
Keeping taxes low helps promote economic growth and new job creation. As your senator, I voted to cut taxes 14 times and led the charge to cap income taxes.
It’s a fact that our economy benefits when we limit spending, which is why I’ve always voted to balance the state budget and have urged Congress to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
For too long, Georgia has relied upon the federal government to fund our vital transportation projects.
The fact is we should not depend on—nor can we trust–the federal government to cover our transportation costs. That’s why I led the effort to pass the Transportation Funding Act, which changed the Georgia gas tax to a flat tax and stabilized our revenues, giving Georgia more control over our infrastructure projects and saving taxpayers over 30% on road building costs.
Our religious freedoms are under attack, with an ever increasing call for the government to force both our religious leaders and our business owners to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. This is unacceptable. That’s why, despite opposition from both sides of the aisle, I took bold action and voted for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. I promise to continue to fight any effort to compel Georgians to act in violation of their faith.
I am staunchly pro-life and have always fought for the unborn. This past legislative session, I was proud to support Senate Bill 308, the key legislative priority for the Georgia Life Alliance, that created a grant program to provide funds for nonprofit pregnancy resource centers that prevent abortions and promote new adoptions. I will continue to support efforts to reduce the number of abortions in Georgia and protect life.
I am an unyielding supporter of the Second Amendment. And I believe the right to self-defense doesn’t end once you step the grounds of a college campus, so I voted for legislation allowing concealed carry on Georgia’s college campuses. This commonsense legislation provides students the ability to exercise their freedom to defend themselves if necessary. I will continue to defend our constitutional rights.
Get to know Brandon!
Sen. Brandon Beach, a conservative Republican, was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2013. He represents District 21 which includes portions of Cherokee and Fulton counties.
In the Senate, Beach serves as the Chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee and as the Secretary of the Transportation Committee. He is also a member of the Regulated Industries and Utilities, Science and Technology and MARTOC committees.
Senator Beach brings a common sense, solutions-oriented approach to the legislature. During his tenure, he has helped in passing several major tax cuts, while also bringing major improvements to District 21. Senator Beach is committed to serving the people of his district and ensuring that the government does not negatively affect them.
Locally, Senator Beach is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, leading the fourth largest chamber in the metro area. Senator Beach has played an integral role in helping North Fulton grow and prosper in his 24-plus years in Atlanta. Before being elected to the Senate, Beach was elected to the board of the Georgia Department of Transportation by state legislators from the 6th Congressional District in 2008.
Closer to home, Senator Beach is the executive director and one of the founders of the North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID). The group focuses on moving infrastructure projects forward. Under his leadership, the North Fulton CID has invested more than $18 million to help bring more than $91 million in new infrastructure for the District area. Senator Beach is a member of numerous community boards including the Regional Business Coalition, Encore Park for the Arts and the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Senator Beach received an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Centenary College. He is also a graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute and a former member of the Alpharetta City Council and the Alpharetta Planning and Zoning Commission. He and his wife, Shuntel, have two children and have lived in Alpharetta for the past 24 years.
The Fight for Life Isn’t Over
As your State Senator, I’ve never been afraid to fight for the unborn. That’s why I supported Senate Bill 308 – the key legislative priority for the Georgia Life Alliance – creating a grant program to provide funds for nonprofit … [Read More]