A Democratic auto executive gears up for Georgia’s No. 2 job

An auto executive and political newcomer filed paperwork to enter the race for Georgia lieutenant governor, becoming the first Democrat in the hunt for Georgia’s No. 2 job.

Sarah Riggs Amico joins three Republicans in the race to succeed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle: Senate Pro Tem David Shafer, state Sen. Rick Jeffares and former state Rep. Geoff Duncan.

Amico is executive chairman at Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., a trucking and logistics firm run by her father, Michael Riggs. Trained at Harvard’s business school, she’s previously worked at talent and literary agencies in New York and Hollywood.

She hasn’t publicly announced her campaign yet, but her Twitter biography provides a clue about how she might run the race: She identifies herself as a “politically purple advocate for common sense policy.”

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.