Episode 107: Lt Governor Geoff Duncan on Georgia's Midterm Message
Updated: 5 days ago
This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, we are joined by Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. Later in the show, we are joined by David Drucker and Joe Simonson for their analysis and predictions for the 2022 midterms.
A former professional athlete and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan was elected Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor in November of 2018.
A former professional baseball player and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan was elected Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor in November of 2018. After a successful career as a scholarship pitcher at Georgia Tech, Geoff was drafted by the Florida Marlins’ organization where he spent six seasons playing baseball in the minor leagues.
Lt. Governor Duncan has established himself as a bold leader and champion for healthcare, technology, and economic development. His business experience and outlook allow him to bring a common sense private sector approach to state government, which has resulted in significant legislative achievements throughout his time in office.
A cornerstone of his accomplishments, Lt. Governor Duncan was instrumental in building a historic bi-partisan coalition to pass Georgia’s Hate Crimes Law and repeal the state’s archaic Citizen’s Arrest Law. Furthering his motto of putting “policy over politics,” Lt. Governor Duncan championed multiple bi-partisan policy initiatives during the 2022 Legislative Session that focused on enhancing public safety and generating support for aged-out foster youth.
Mere months before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Geoff unveiled the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (“PIN”), a public-private partnership that leads coordinated, statewide efforts to position Georgia as the Technology Capital of the East Coast. PIN is comprised of leaders across the state who are united by their vision to advance Georgia, and are committed to prioritizing technology advancement. PIN guides and supports pilot programs that help foster access, growth, entrepreneurship, and innovation throughout the state – charting a bold path forward for Georgia's future.
Geoff is the author of the recently published book titled, "GOP 2.0: How the 2020 Election Can Lead to a Better Way Forward for America's Conservative Party."
Notwithstanding his many accomplishments in private and public life, Geoff is most proud to be a husband, and a father of three young men.
David M. Drucker is the senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner. He has previously reported for CQ Roll Call and the Los Angeles Daily News.
Joe Simonson is a senior investigative reporter for the Washington Free Beacon. He previously worked as an investigative reporter and campaign correspondent for the Washington Examiner. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the American Conservative, and National Review. He lives in Washington, DC. His Twitter handle is @SaysSimonson.
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