Eric Christ

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Eric Christ
Candidate for
Georgia State Senate, District 40

Political party Democratic
Website Campaign website
Eric Christ was a Democratic candidate for District 40 of the Georgia State Senate. The primary election was on July 20, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Christ was unopposed in the January 20 primary.[1]

Georgia State Senate, District 40 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Christ 3,722 100.0%

Christ lost in the November 2 general election to Republican Fran Millar.[2]

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Christ lists five issues he is concerned about.[3] They are:

  • Education
Excerpt: "Without a fully-funded, accountable public education system, employers will not find Georgia an attractive place to locate their operations."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Without a comprehensive plan that extends MARTA rail service, adds new light rail and high speed connections, and integrates bus and shuttle services, the increasing traffic gridlock will divide Atlanta into multiple, smaller labor markets - and employers will leave."
  • Property taxes
Excerpt: "I support efforts to give local governments more flexibility when looking at alternatives to raising property taxes such as targeted user fees or School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) taxes - a variant of the Local Option Sales Tax."
  • Government Reform
Excerpt: "Public service was a public trust. While progress was made in the last session, there is significant room for improvement in our ethics laws. First, eliminate all gifts from lobbyists to legislators..."
  • Redistricting
Excerpt: "Georgia should end the political games around redistricting and join the 16 states that use a bipartisan or independent commission to draw district lines. Specifically, Georgia should have an independent, nonpartisan commission that sets district boundaries based solely on population equality and compactness."

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