Gary Horlacher

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Gary Horlacher
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Former candidate for
Georgia Secretary of State
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Secretary of State 2010 elections
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Gary Horlacher is a partner with the largest certified minority-owned law firm in the country, Adorno & Yoss, and was the press secretary to then-Governor Roy Barnes. On April 28, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, the seat currently occupied by Republican Brian Kemp, who had been appointed to the position following the resignation of gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.[1] Over a year later, Horlacher went on to place a distant fifth in the July 20, 2010 Democratic primary with a little over six percent of the vote and failed to qualify for the runoff contest.[2]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Georgia in political science
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Georgia State University

Professional experience

Upon receiving his law degree, Horlacher served as the legal aide for the House Judiciary Committee in the Georgia State General Assembly. He was then named Assistant Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor where he handled all the public policy, media and legislative issues prevalent for one of the state’s largest public agencies. Horlacher later worked as the Manager of Government Relations for both Oglethorpe Power and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation before serving as the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies. He has also practiced law in the state for the past ten years, first at Alston & Bird' as a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group and then later as a partner at the Atlanta-branch of Adorno & Yoss, the largest certified minority-owned law firm in the nation.



See also: Georgia Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Gail Buckner 35.1%[3]
     Democratic Party Georganna Sinkfield 22.6%
     Democratic Party Angela Moore 20.4%
     Democratic Party Michael Mills 15.5%
     Democratic Party Gary Horlacher 6.4%
Total Votes 341,395

Contact information

Campaign Address:
Gary Horlacher for Secretary of State
P.O. Box 3064
Peachtree City, GA 30269


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  1. Fresh Loaf, "Gary Horlacher to run for Secretary of State" 28 April, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Primary Election Results
  3. Even though Gail Buckner received the most votes, she failed to receive over fifty percent of those votes required by Georgia state law. A runoff election between the top two vote recipients, therefore, was required to decide who went on to the general election.