Georgia Labor Commissioner Election 2018: Meet Richard Keatley

2018 is a big election year for the state of Georgia. But if you are anything like me, you are usually too busy to pay as much attention to local politics as you should. So, to make things easier, I have started a series to pick apart each candidate’s pros and cons.

With introductions out of the way, meet Democrat Richard Keatley.

According to the home page of his website, Keatley is “a Democrat, a veteran, an educator, and the son of a labor-union family.” On Ballotpedia.org, it says that he originally wanted to run for the US House of Representatives as a representative for the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia.  Besides that, he gives no other information about his background.

When explaining what he wanted to accomplish as Georgia’s labor commissioner, Keatley said, “When I listened to people’s stories and heard about their struggles, their accomplishments, and their dreams, I learned that people want security and a fair chance to provide for themselves and their families. That’s what I can do. I can run for Georgia Labor Commissioner to help people get that fair chance. As your Labor Commissioner, I will work for the people of Georgia to make the American promise of Security, Opportunity, and Prosperity available to all.”

If elected, Keatley promises to:
• Get jobs that provide a secure standard of living.
• Give Georgians education to prepare us to prosper in a global economy.
• Get healthcare coverage that ensures medical needs and protects financially.
• Give “national foresight and wisdom in an increasingly unstable world to address military, economic, environmental, and racial injustice and human rights challenges.”

If you would like to elect Keatley to be the labor commissioner for the state of Georgia, the election will be on November 6.

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