"I love the United States, and I love the state of Georgia. Being exposed to politics at a young age inspired me to become involved in politics. After earning my degree in public policy through Georgia State University, I am more versed to humbly and accurately represent the people of Cherokee and Cobb counties."
Take a moment to review Jordan Ridley’s stance on important issues in the state, and country.
Government overreach is too common these days. Local communities need the ability to determine their own paths forward and not be instructed by higher levels of government on how to do so. Local control is key to good government, happy citizenry, and a prosperous economy.
“…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The right of the individual to bear arms is an unquestionable right that should be protected as much as every other right guaranteed to every American. If one right can be legislated away, then all, in time, can be too.
As someone who went through the public education system in Georgia from kindergarten through college, I have first-hand knowledge of the benefits and short comings of Georgia’s education system. From Boston Elementary to Etowah High School and lastly, Georgia State University, I was completely educated within Georgia’s education system. I know where the system excels and where improvements can be made. I will use this experience to make sure every local school district has the full support of the state to ensure that local governments provide the best education possible for all of Georgia’s students.
The state should let successful schools be free from interference from the state government. Meanwhile, students that attend failing schools should have a safety net provided by the state to ensure their schools can give them a quality education.
The student debt crisis is another issue that impacts many Georgia families. The state needs to look at creative solutions to help make sure future college students do not become saddled with the burden of huge debts as current students are just to receive a good education.
Those against a transparent government are those against an honest government. The government is elected by the people. for the people. The people of Georgia have the right to see what their elected officials are doing and ensure what they are doing is truly best for the State.
All life is sacred. I will fight to ensure all life is protected in Georgia; from the first heartbeat to the last. I will work to help update and modernize our foster care systems to ensure all children have the ability to succeed.
My role as a legislator is not to represent my self but to represent the people of District 22. I will regularly make myself available to hear from the voters. I welcome any voter who has an opinion on an issue to let me know how they feel. The government is intended to be the will of the people and my role as a legislator is to properly ensure the government is asserting the will of the people, not the will of the few.
Coming from a family of small business owners, I have seen how great it is to do business in Georgia. I will make sure that Georgia continues to eliminate needless red tape, keep taxes low, and remains a great place to do business. Georgia small businesses are the backbone of the economy and everything should be done to ensure their continued success.
Healthcare costs are skyrocketing; hospitals are closing. We, as a state, need to find a solution to ensure that the people who need healthcare have the access they need while also protecting the finances of the patient. Creative solutions need to be implemented to streamline payments and ensure people understand their healthcare costs and understand what the plans they pay for cover and do not cover. Too often we hear about how inaccurate information causes people to have unnecessary issues with their medical bills. Health insurance obligations should be easy to understand, and they should be transparent.