Chris Carr

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

Chris Carr completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in 1995 and then graduated from its law school in 1999. Prior to his service as Attorney General, Carr served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and he was Chief of Staff for Senator Johnny Isakson before that. Carr was appointed to the office of Attorney General in 2016 by Governor Nathan Deal, and he was re-elected to a full four-year term in 2018. He has won eighteen court cases against Stacey Abrams, who has sued Georgia for voter suppression, and promises to continue to do so if re-elected.

Key Issues

Election Reform

Carr is focused on defending Georgia’s election reform legislation, making voting more secure, transparent, and accessible while retaining election integrity.

Safety

Carr supports the creation of a Gang Prosecution Unit to protect Georgians against gang-related violent crime, cybercrime, robbery, drug trafficking, and recruitment. He supports a zero-tolerance policy towards elder abuse, including physical, emotional, financial, and neglectful means. Carr has created a Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit to rescue victims and create harsher punishments for traffickers, and he plans to do more to defend child victims.

Government Transparency

Carr considers Georgia’s Open Records/Open Meetings laws very important, and he won the state’s first Open Records case. He promises to fight for citizens’ rights to access public documents and meetings.

 

Endorsements

Georgia Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses Georgia PAC

Sources

Chris Carr Priorities

Ballotpedia

Office of the Attorney General