Chris Carr

Chris Carr, Attorney General

2017 – present

Chris Carr (R) is running for re-election as Georgia’s Attorney General in 2022.

Carr’s website

Signature Issues

Fighting Federal “Overreach” — Carr has spoken out against the “lies” and “phony outrage” over SB 202, Georgia’s voter suppression law passed in 2021. He pledges to continue fighting a “blatantly political” federal Department of Justice lawsuit against the law. In 2018, he joined a coalition of Attorneys General who challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Ending Human Trafficking — Carr supports efforts to fight human trafficking through “education, legislation, and restoration.” He says he will “create an environment that is hostile for perpetrators.”

Prosecuting GangsCarr wrote an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the subject of gangs. He wrote, “As the state’s top prosecutor, I say we stand firm, we take action, and we fight the growing gang network with a better network of dedicated law enforcement professionals who want to keep people safe and put violent offenders behind bars.”

Experience

Carr practiced law with the Atlanta-based firm Alston & Bird and served on the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission from 2011 to 2018. He was Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development from 2013 to 2016. He has served as Georgia’s Attorney General since 2017.

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