RLC Endorses Senator David Shafer for Lt. Governor of Georgia

DULUTH, GA - The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has endorsed Senator David Shafer for Lieutenant Governor in Georgia. Shafer currently serves as the 68th President Pro Tempore of the Georgia Senate, a post to which he has been re-elected twice.

“The RLC is excited to endorse Senator Shafer for Lieutenant Governor,” said Matt Nye, National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus. “He is a fiscal conservative who has shown that he can get things done. He led the fight to amend the Georgia Constitution to cap the state income tax and he re-wrote Georgia law to provide for zero based budgeting of all state spending."

The RLC endorsement of Shafer was made through a two-stage process. Members of the Republican Liberty Caucus from Georgia screened Shafer’s candidacy first, and then recommended his endorsement to the RLC National Board.

“As a business owner and an elected official with a proven track record of fiscal conservatism, we are confident Senator Shafer is exactly who the state of Georgia needs in this position,” Nye said. “Candidates who follow through on their promises once elected are rare, but Senator Shafer’s 15 year legislative record shows that he can be trusted.”

Senator Shafer is a previous recipient of the RLC Champion of Liberty Award.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Senator Shafer currently resides in Duluth with his wife Lee and daughter Ellie. His stepson J.W. is also a graduate of the University of Georgia.

About Matt Nye
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Matt Nye is an innovative entrepreneur and political activist with 24 years of diversified experience in technology, telecommunications, finance, marketing and communications. Nye currently works as Regional Director for Verteks Consulting, a leading provider of voice and data networks for enterprise and government clients in Florida. In addition to his work at Verteks Consulting, Nye has taken on a number of leadership roles in local and national political organizations. He is the Founder and Immediate Past Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida (RLC), the Organizer of the Brevard Tea Parties and the National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus. As the Organizer of the Brevard Tea Party Nye is a frequently sought expert for local media on subjects like taxes, regulation, waste, fraud, abuse and transparency. In his capacity as National Chairman of the RLC he is frequently interviewed on issues pertaining to national party politics and the role the liberty movement plays in today's political landscape.