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Sylvanian Hammond to run for state senate
While local races are heating up on the political scene, one Sylvania resident is eyeing a post in a 2016 election.
Stephen Hammond recently launched his campaign for Georgia State Senate District 23. About 45 supporters gathered at the Pathway Center in Sylvania to launch the campaign and show their support as Hammond seeks a position currently held by fellow Republican Jesse Stone, an attorney and former mayor of Waynesboro.
“Today was a fantastic demonstration of what we are going to do on this campaign,” Hammond said. “People came together in the rain to help us kick this off wit enthusiasm. People are hungry for principled stewards of their tax dollars and strong leaders to fight for our values in government. We didn’t win the campaign today, but we began the path to winning.”
The theme for the campaign is “Stewardship and Leadership” and will emphasize Hammond’s desire to reform the tax code by eliminating the state income tax in favor of a fair tax, reforming laws to ease the creation of enterprise zones in East Georgia, and passing the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Hammond owns and operates Christian Values Investing, which he started in 1993.
According to Hammond, the firm was one of the first “fee-only” firms in the country with an emphasis on Biblical Responsible Investing. Since that, Stephen has written books on using those same values in personal financial management and started Covenant Financial Ministries as a non-profit towards that same mission.
“My background in being a responsible steward of peoples’ investments, and my work in providing support to people need strong financial skills is the experience we need in government right now. I look forward to sharing my story with the voters of Senate District 23 and listening to theirs. I believe we all want the same thing. Conservatives who understand that our tax dollars bring an expectation of strong financial stewardship in government,” Hammond said.
Senate District 23 covers eleven counties in East Georgia, and includes a diverse range of communities that include parts of the Augusta area as well as agricultural communities like Wrens and Sylvania. The Republican primary will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.