Former Georgia GOP chair Chuck Clay endorses Jake

September 27, 2021
Former state GOP Chairman Chuck Clay has added his name to the list of party leaders supporting Jake Evans’ campaign for the 6th Congressional District.
“Jake highlights that he’s a bold, conservative trailblazer, and that’s what our nation needs at this moment of crisis for our nation,” said Clay, who also served as a longtime state senator for Cobb County. “Democrats have given us a border crisis, international humiliation in Afghanistan and reckless spending that will raise taxes, spur inflation and bankrupt our nation. Unlike our current member of Congress, Jake will take us back in the right direction, looking to restore American greatness at home and abroad. As someone who’s spent his adult life helping to build the Georgia GOP – and wants to keep the gains we’ve made – I’m thrilled to see the next generation of conservative leaders stepping to the forefront to continue that work. I strongly support Jake’s run, and I hope my friends in the 6th District will do the same.”
Clay served as state party chairman in 1999, leading up to the election of George W. Bush in 2000. In 1986, he became the first Republican elected to the western district of the Cobb Commission. He then served six terms in the state Senate, rising to the position of Republican leader.