Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, candidate for Georgia Insurance Comissioner, will be in Baxley Thursday, January 23, to introduce herself to Appling County voters and to address a meeting of the Appling County Democratic Committee.
A 40-year insurance industry veteran, Liz Johnson said, “The incumbent, Ralph Hudgens, has a long history of pursuing a misguided personal agenda rather than working to serve Georgia citizens. His narrow policies have hurt Georgia’s reputation nationally, and have hurt economic development at a time when Georgians are struggling to pay their bills. Some hospitals have been forced to close their doors, and others are on the verge of closing. Our citizens deserve better insurance protection than this. We must have a leader in this office.”
Johnson has made several trips to Baxley as Georgia Democratic 12th District Chair. She is former chair of the Bulloch County Democratic Committee and is a former elected member of the National Democratic Committee.
Liz Johnson believes the state Insurance Commissioner should work for Georgia and Georgians. She said, “Recently, Hudgens bragged about being an obstructionist as he tried to block affordable healthcare for thousands of Georgians. Hudgens made national news by claiming that pre-existing medical conditions are the patient’s own fault. This is not a view shared by the people of this state, and they deserve the best possible economic security for their families through their insurance.”
The meeting of the Appling County Democratic Committee is at 6:00 p.m. at Village Pizza on North Main Street. Anyone interested in hearing Liz Johnson’s ideas is welcome. A Dutch-Treat meal will be available.