Overview of Georgia Governor Candidate: Ted Metz

The following is a sypnosis of the policies and ideas of governor candidate Ted Metz from information provided on his website. Sypnoses for opposing candidates Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams can also be found on The West Georgian. 

Ted Metz, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, is running for the office of state governor of Georgia with the mission of being a watchdog of the government.

FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, Libertarian candidate for Georgia Governor Ted Metz gestures before a debate in Atlanta. Metz may not get many votes for Georgia governor on Election Day. But the Libertarian candidate is on the ballot, raising the chance that nobody else will win an outright victory next week either. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool, File)
Metz’s campaign for the governor position is based largely upon the ideals of the Libertarian party and its approach to self governance and holding elected officials accountable for their actions. This is clearly seen in many of Metz’s primary policies which call for the decriminalization of some existing laws and the oversight of a number of governmental operations while also incorporating elements of both far-reaching and localized change.
Metz’s call for keeping the government accountable for their actions is also a call for changes in pre-existing laws and the criminal justice system. Metz has stated that his first proposed policy as governor would be to decriminalize marijuana in order to allow the state to benefit both economically and agriculturally from the production and sale of the natural depressant. Further, he plans to prevent the Attorney General from protecting elected officials from punishment for criminal activity while also blocking lawmakers from creating laws based upon the special interests of government officials.
Should he become governor, Metz also plans to move the focus of many government responsibilities away from the state and to the local level. These proposed changes include moving the government away from the realm of education, reopening rural hospitals to serve as family clinics and creating an environment in which businesses can thrive by removing many government regulations which currently prevent growth and decrease the number of potential jobs.



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