Floyd Griffin endorses state rep candidate, questions the actions of her opponent
Below is a Letter to the Editor recently submitted by Milledgeville man Floyd L. Griffin.
To the Editor:
As a former Georgia State Senator and Mayor of the City of Milledgeville, I am fully aware of the moral fortitude and strength of mind required of policy makers; men and women who summon the courage of their convictions to stand up for the greater good.
As the Georgia State House Representative – District 133 election nears (November 8th); I want to remind your esteemed readers that respect should be earned not leveraged. True power lies in your hands.
We must never abuse the benefits and advantages that come with privilege to gain access that gives us the upper hand. Republican candidate Ken Vance’s recent arrest for DUI is an example of that slippery slope. Rewarding bad behavior with a slap on the wrist sets a bad precedence particularly when the recipient is a politician in law enforcement like Vance.
You do the math. There were over 19,000 DUI convictions in Georgia (in 2019) down 88% from 2018 as fewer people are being held accountable. Drivers who cause a death while intoxicated can be charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, a Category B felony, that can carry up to fifteen years.
Restoring the public trust isn’t an easy undertaking, there’s no quick fix. It’s not about choosing between the lesser of two evils – that’s still evil – it’s about electing the one who will make positive change. Democratic candidate Attorney Hoganne A. Harrison-Walton will answer that call.