Georgia's 12th district congressional race is heating up, as we are only 19 days out from election day. I have researched each candidate, and tried my best to decide who would best represent the 12th district . In the end my choice was clear. I'd like to share this with my fellow patriots in the 12th district here on Redstate.
I decided to support Rick W. Allen. It took a while to make this decision, but I am confident that Mr. Allen is the best person for the job.
Just in case y'all are not familiar with Mr. Allen's background, he is from Augusta, GA and founded R.W. Allen Construction in 1976. He has been married to his wife, Robin for 38 years. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He is a Christian Republican conservative; he attends Trinity On The Hill United Methodist Church where he teaches Sunday school.
One of the questions I asked when was I deciding who to vote for is "What is different?" If you look at each of the candidate's websites, speeches, and interviews they seem to have many of the same views. I wanted to know what set a particular candidate apart. I spent a lot of time searching, and found something that set Rick Allen apart. You see, I wanted someone who didn't just talk; I was looking for someone who puts his money and actions where his mouth is. Mr. Allen has done that in his own community. He has been involved with Christ Community Health Center of Augusta, an organization that provides low cost health care to the underprivileged and uninsured. Mr. Allen has also served on the board of St. Joseph's Hospital. He has not just talked about fixing health care, and providing care to those who can not afford insurance, he has done something. Mr. Allen has also been involved in various other faith based charities to help his community. His commitment has stemmed from the Biblical admonition in Matthew 25:40 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ He is often heard to say "So goes the family, so goes the community, so goes the nation." I could not agree with him more. I find it refreshing to see someone running for congress that believes this, and has acted upon his belief throughout his life.
Of course, that is not the only reason I support Mr. Allen. Being a businessman, he knows the value of a dollar. He knows how to balance a budget, and he understands the importance of cutting taxes and reducing regulations on small businesses to allow our economy to grow.
I respect his moral character, and the family values he stands for. It's good to know that he is a candidate who will not hesitate to protect the right to life of every person, at every stage of life. He is not afraid to stand for the sanctity of marriage, and our religious freedoms.
Going into this primary, I hope those of you who are in Georgia's 12th district will consider Mr. Allen. I believe he is a man we can trust to do what says he will do, and do it to the very best of his ability.
For more information about Mr. Allen you can visit his website: www.rickwallenforcongress.com