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Richard Keatley (D) Candidate for Georgia’s 6th District

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 9:34 am
by Nydia Tisdale
Richard Keatley – Democrat candidate for Congress for Georgia’s 6th District

Special election Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7am-7pm
Early voting till Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:30am-6pm

NYDEO: Richard Keatley (D) Candidate for GA06 04/09/17

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 9:35 am
by Nydia Tisdale

Two minutes. That's how long we have to convince you how much we care about the American dream. How — to tell you how qualified we are. To tell you how we will fight for what's right. Um, to explain to you what our goals are, and what we want to do if we're elected to this position in the Congress.

Uh, I am one of the five — Hi, my name is Richard Keatley — I'm one of the five Democratic candidates on the ticket here for this office.

Uh, I was not born into privilege. I do not have a huge campaign war chest. It's just me. People who love, respect, and have backed me. I'm fighting for the American dream.

I was born into a working-class family. I made it on my own. I went to college on a ROTC scholarship.

I served my country as an officer in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1994 where I learned the importance of America's diversity, the importance of America's leadership role in the world.

After that, I became an educator and have taught at Georgia State University teaching Italian and French, helping students achieve their dream of studying abroad.

I will — if elected to Congress — fight for the values that I learned growing up. I was born in a working-class family. My father worked in a factory until last year.

I know what it means to struggle. That's why I will fight for working-class people. I will fight for students. I will fight for the seniors who have already paid their fair share.

I served in the military. That's why I will serve our veterans and keep our nation safe.

I have taught in a public university, and that's why I will fight for public education.

If you vote for me, I will be a strong leader for the sixth district. Thank you.

NYDEO: Richard Keatley (D) Candidate for GA06 03/29/17

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 9:36 am
by Nydia Tisdale

Wes Moss: Richard Keatley.

My name is Richard Keatley. I'm running for change — change in the form and content of our political discourse.

I think like a lot of people here, I've been frustrated by the partisan bickering and the lack of concrete results.

I am not a politician, but I have always been a public servant. I spent seven years in the United States Navy as a naval officer serving my country, first on a surface warfare ship, and then in Naples, Italy.

In the Navy, I learned two lessons. One was of the strength of our nation's great diversity, and the other was the importance of America's role in the world as a force of stability and democracy, and I intend as a Congressman to defend those two principles.

As your Congressman, I would emphasize — for the past twelve years I've been an educator. I teach at Georgia State University. I teach Italian and French. I did my Ph.D., eventually, at Yale University.

I, as your Congressman, would concentrate on three things: education, national security, and the jobs of the future. I think these three aspects are the things that we most need to concentrate on in the sixth district and as a country.

And education, of course you know, our high schools are behind other schools in this country in Georgia, and the United States is behind other countries in the world. And we need that strong education to enable our democracy and our economy moving forward.

In the sixth district, I would create a jobs leadership task force involving the different communities that are now separate and try to work towards creating the jobs of the future.

Richard Keatley from Tucker, Georgia. Thanks.

FetchYourNews: Richard Keatley (D) Candidate for GA06

Posted: April 17th, 2017, 4:54 pm
by Nydia Tisdale