Welcome to the Chuck Hufstetler for State Senate e-Headquarters!
As your voice in the state Senate, I promise to represent the conservative values of our area by fighting to protect our families, reducing the size of government, and defending our freedoms.
When I was elected as a Floyd County commissioner in 1998 as a conservative Republican, we cleaned up the mess left behind by some former Democratic commissioners, including one of my opponents in this race. In my eight years on the commission, we restored fiscal responsibility, reduced taxes, eliminated government debt, balanced the budget, created a substantial rainy-day fund, and shrunk the size of the county government. When I left the commission in 2007, the Floyd County government was leaner and more fiscally sound than ever before. The tax anticipation note (TAN) had been eliminated, saving taxpayers millions, and Floyd County had its first ever “AA” bond credit rating by Moody’s Investor Services of New York. That is the track record I will take to the Senate, and you can learn more about that record on this campaign website.
As owner of Paul’s Oyster Bar in Coosa since 1994, I have created hundreds of private sector jobs and felt the burden of the heavy hand of government on small businesses. I know it is not the government’s responsibility to create jobs but instead it should empower private citizens and small businesses by cutting taxes and freeing up the markets.
This district has a renowned medical community. As an anesthesia provider at Redmond Regional Hospital and former member of Floyd Medical Center’s management board, I will use my knowledge by supporting the efforts of our medical community to bring better health care to the citizens of this region. I know firsthand the impact Obamacare is having on our citizens, and if Obamacare is not struck down by the Supreme Court, we must do all we can at the state level to lessen its heavy burden.
On the commission, I worked hard to bring new businesses and industry to our area, like the Rome Braves, Pirelli Tires, F&P, Neaton, Beocarta, and Suzuki. As the senator from the 52nd, I will work hard to make Northwest Georgia a great place to raise a family, get a quality education, and have a good job of which our citizens can be proud.
I am the real Republican and consistent conservative in this race. Look at the record, compare the candidates, and feel free to call or email if I can answer any questions you may have for me.