Blake Tillery

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Blake Tillery earned a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He has represented District 19 in the Georgia State Senate since 2017 and previously chaired the Toombs County Commission. Tillery takes part in five Senate committees, chairing the Appropriations Committee and serving as Vice-Chair of the State Institutions and Property Committee [3]. 


Tillery practices law at Smith and Tillery, P.C. He previously co-chaired the Leadership Toombs-Montgomery Program and served on the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha Regional Commission [1].

Key Issues

Economy

Tillery promotes an increase in high-paying employment through infrastructure projects, financial incentives for businesses, and more usage of the Savannah and Brunswick ports. He also wants to improve the quality of the infrastructure and workforce training within District 19. Tillery also supports lower taxes and wants to further Reagan’s economic policy [2].

Gun Policy

Tillery opposes gun control legislation [2].

Education

Tillery advocates for basing testing and teacher employment on local school boards’ judgment and reducing standardized testing [2].

Budget

Tillery wants to fund education through higher sales taxes rather than a property tax [2].

Government

Tillery wants to increase cooperation between City and County Governments [2].

Endorsements

Tommie Williams, Former Georgia State Senator; James Thompson, Former Georgia State Senate Candidate; National Rifle Association

Sources

1 Georgia State Senate

2 Campaign Website

3 Ballotpedia

4 VoteSmart