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Colton Moore | Candidate For Georgia State House - District 1

What we did on May 22nd will go down in history. Our grassroots effort and your gracious vote allowed us to win this election and for that I am forever grateful. There has been an outpouring of excitement and congratulations like I have never seen before in my life.
 
Thousands of Dade and Walker County citizens are fired up about what we are working on and the progress we will make. And at $1.60 per vote, we ran one of the most cost-effective campaigns not just in the State of Georgia, but across the entire country. You can expect similar results in our future.

God is doing some amazing things for our people. His Grace has spoken and it is time to usher in a new voice and pace for our community.

Thank you to my family and friends who helped get us to this point. Thank you to all our teachers, business leaders, and citizens who put their trust in me to represent our livelihoods.

And thank you to John Deffenbaugh and all of those who voted for him. We ran a clean and energetic campaign that truly brought out the best in both of us. I hope over the next two years I can earn the respect and trust of you and your supporters.

Moving forward, I will use the next six months to address many issues in our district that do not require a visit to the Capitol. My administration will work directly inside our local economy to help our businesses, schools, and county commissioners maximize the opportunities in front of us. 

Thank you again for a wonderful campaign and stay tuned, Moore progress is on the way for Northwest Georgia.

Looking forward,

Colton Moore

News

Monday, October 15, 2018 10:42 PM

State Representative Buys Domain Briankemp.com to Redirect Traffic Back to Kemp

Colton Moore, Michael Gargiulo & BrianKemp.comA month ago if you typed in briankemp.com online, you might have discovered something mysterious.

The traffic was redirected to his gubernatorial opponent's website, staceyabrams.com. Turns out there are two Brian Kemps. One of them lives on the west coast.

The domain name was bought in 1999 but had little activity until 2013. That's when the California public relations manager named Brian Kemp, started using it.

In April, the site started linking anti-Kemp articles. By August, the traffic was forwarded to Stacey Abrams' website, who is Kemp's opponent in the race for governor.

However, that has changed. State Rep. Colton Moore and domain expert Michael Gargiulo worked together to come up with a resolution. They brokered a deal to reclaim briankemp.com for the east coast.

Read the original article by Natisha Lance on 11Alive.


Monday, October 15, 2018 9:38 AM

Georgia Rep-Elect Colton Moore Acquires BrianKemp.com From California Democrats

Upcoming Georgia House member and ardent Brian Kem,p for governor supporter Colton Moore said he has taken one step to back his choice.

Rep. Colton Moore said, "One California Democrat and vigilant Stacey Abrams supporter also goes by the name of Brian Kemp. Up until last Tuesday, his website BrianKemp.com, was forwarding to StaceyAbrams.com and was used to 'troll' the campaign of the Georgia Republican and gubernatorial nominee.

“As Georgia’s first and only state representative-elect to endorse Brian Kemp after the Georgia primaries, I found it difficult to stand by and watch Democrats abuse our future governor’s campaign like this. After seeing this other Brian Kemp and Abrams’ supporters rent a plane with a sign in tow at the UGA football game that read 'Brian Kemp says Go Vols!,' I had had enough.”

He said he and Secretary of State Kemp are both graduates from the University of Georgia. He said, "I made it clear that my fellow Georgia Bulldog and future governor should now reap the benefits of those looking to donate and learn more about the real candidate named Brian Kemp. Previously, these supporters were confused and manipulated by this political hack.

Read the original article on The Chattanoogan.


Monday, October 15, 2018 9:03 AM

State Lawmaker-Elect Buys BrianKemp.com From California Democrat

ATLANTA, GA -- A California Democrat and Stacey Abrams supporter named Brian Kemp had been using his website, BrianKemp.com, to forward to StaceyAbrams.com. That was, until last week, when a state lawmaker-elect in Georgia, Colton Moore, purchased the domain for an undisclosed sum. Both Abrams and Kemp are locked in a virtual tie in the race for Georgia governor, an election that has made national headlines.

"I found it difficult to stand by and watch Democrats abuse our future governor's campaign like this," said Moore who, like Kemp, is a UGA graduate. "After seeing this and other Brian Kemp and Abrams' supporters rent a plane with a sign in tow at the UGA football game that read 'Brian Kemp says Go Vols!,' I'd had enough."

To secure the domain name, Moore turned to Forbes' domain expert and CEO at VPN.com, Michael Gargiulo, to broker and facilitate the domain name acquisition. Moore said the exact price is under a non-disclosure agreement and that he used personal funds to acquire the domain name.

Read the original article on The Patch by Tim Darnell.


Monday, October 15, 2018 6:38 AM

Colton Moore reclaims BrianKemp.com

For much of the last year, going to the command line on your computer and typing “briankemp.com” brought you to the website for his archrival Stacey Abrams.
But over the weekend, the Republican reclaimed the rights to his name – sort of.

He has newly-minted state Rep. Colton Moore to thank for it.
Moore is a recent college graduate in northwest Georgia who won an upset victory in the GOP primary against a state House incumbent and has grand designs of bringing Chick-fil-A to his Dade County hometown and reducing the area’s unemployment.

He’s also a vocal Kemp supporter who told us that the sight of an airplane circling Athens on a football Saturday accusing the Republican candidate for governor of rooting for the Tennessee Volunteers put him over the edge.

So he reached out through an intermediary to another Brian Kemp – a public relations strategist in California – who owned the site.

Read the original article on the AJC by Greg Bluestein.


Monday, October 15, 2018 1:38 AM

State Rep Buys Website Trolling Georgia Governor Candidate Brian Kemp

When you typed briankemp.com into your browser as of a week ago, someone popped up on your computer screen who was definitely not Brian Kemp.
In fact, when you went to that website, you saw a person who was the exact opposite of Brian Kemp.

You saw Stacey Abrams, his Democratic opponent for governor. That's because the owner of briankemp.com — whoever he or she may be — was definitely not Brian Kemp. The owner of briankemp.com thought it would be better to route you to another useful website: staceyabrams.com.

Read the original article by Tyler Jett on The Chattanooga Times Free Press.


Monday, October 15, 2018 12:38 AM

Georgia Rep-Elect Colton Moore Acquires BrianKemp.com from California Democrats

Colton Moore BrianKemp.comOctober 15, 2018 - ATLANTA and ATHENS, Ga. and TRENTON, Ga., Oct. 15, 2018 -- The race for Georgia governor is expected to be one the nation’s most heated elections to unfold on November 6. Gun laws, voter rights, armed school systems, Georgia healthcare and medical marijuana have surfaced as critical topics for Republican candidate Brian Kemp, currently Georgia’s Secretary of State, and Democrat Stacey Abrams.
Funding and support for both nominees are at a near deadlock, with Kemp raising $16.88 million and Abrams raising $16.25 million, as of their latest October 10 filings. According to this AJC article, Abrams has obtained more funds from out of state supporters, specifically those from New York and California, than from citizens of Georgia.

One California Democrat and vigilant Abrams supporter, also goes by the name of Brian Kemp. Up until October 9, his website BrianKemp.com, was forwarding to StaceyAbrams.com and was used to “troll” the campaign of the Georgia Republican and gubernatorial nominee.

“As Georgia’s first and only State Representative-Elect to endorse Brian Kemp after the Georgia primaries, I found it difficult to stand by and watch Democrats abuse our future Governor’s campaign like this. After seeing this other Brian Kemp and Abrams’ supporters, rent a plane with a sign in tow at the UGA football game that read 'Brian Kemp says Go Vols!,' I had had enough,” Representative-Elect Colton Moore of Georgia comments.
Secretary Brian Kemp and Rep-Elect Colton Moore are both graduates from The University of Georgia. Moore made it clear that his fellow Georgia Bulldog and future governor should now reap the benefits of those looking to donate and learn more about the real candidate named Brian Kemp. Previously, these supporters were confused and manipulated by this political hack.

Read the original article


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 6:28 AM

New State Rep. Colton Moore Working To Bring Chick-fil-A To Dade County

Colton Moore Chick-fil-A ChattanooganNew State Rep. Colton Moore is carrying out a campaign to bring a Chick-fil-A to Dade County.


He said, "Our folks love Chick-fil-A and it clearly showed in our Chick-fil-A Facebook post that received more than 983 likes, shares and comments

The post reached over 19,000 people or more than the entire population of Dade County.

"More importantly, this Chick-fil-A will help us hire a large portion of the 450 people we need to achieve a three percent unemployment rate.

Rep. Moore said he has written the popular restaurant's Dan Cathy to urge him to bring a unit to Trenton - https://coltonmoore.com/cfa

See original post.


Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:30 PM

3% Unemployment: Rep-Elect Colton Moore Floats First Chick-fil-A in Dade County

Colton Moore Chick-fil-A"Representative-Elect Colton Moore will be sworn in on January 14th, 2019 but that is not stopping him from moving District 1 forward as other candidates are still focused on winning their elections. One critical metric Moore is focused on is the unemployment rate throughout the District.

“Both Dade and Walker Counties have roughly a 4% unemployment rate. Over the next two years, we will have the opportunity to decrease this by over 25%. This would make for our lowest unemployment rate in the last three decades and the lowest of nearly all districts throughout Georgia. By working with our District’s largest employers and paving a way for new ones, we can continue moving our business and family bank accounts in a very positive direction,” Moore commented.

One Georgia business Moore wants to pave a road for is Chick-fil-A. Georgia produces more broiler chicken, for restaurants like Chick-fil-A, than any other state in the country, according to the University of Georgia. To sustain these operations, the poultry industry employs thousands of locals throughout the tri-state area. Moore believes new businesses that grow our existing businesses can help add the 450 new jobs needed before 2020 to achieve a 3% unemployment rate.

Read more at: https://coltonmoore.com/cfa


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:00 AM

24-Year-Old Moore Upsets Deffenbaugh for Ga. House District 1



“Oh, Colton. You know, there’s not enough words really to describe Colton,” Moore’s Future Business Leaders of America adviser Tonya Gatlin said.

And now there are two more. “State representative.”

“We were neck-and-neck, 50 percent, for quite a while. And then when those final votes came in, that’s when things got exciting,” Moore remembered. Read Moore.


Sunday, May 27, 2018 5:10 AM

Moore gets quick crash course in Georgia politics

Colton Moore's political career started 10 minutes after his upset win Tuesday night.

He stood in the Dade County administrative building, having just knocked off Georgia state Rep. John Deffenbaugh by 325 votes in the Republican primary, when local radio station owner Evan Stone handed him the phone. "I think you need to talk to this guy," Stone said.

State Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, was on the other end. He congratulated Moore, told him he looked forward to working with him.

 


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