“He’s an honest person who stands for the principles that Republicans say they do, but he actually follows through,” Banks Wise, Gurtler’s campaign manager said.
In contrast, Clyde has never run for political office.
He owns a gun store in Athens and said on twitter that he is the choice for voters who don’t want a career politician.
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Clyde was involved in a legal battle with the IRS in 2013. Legislation bearing his name was introduced to prohibit the IRS from seizing money from businesses. It was absorbed into a larger tax legislation package and passed. Clyde cited his experience with the IRS as the catalyst for his decision to run for office.
Army veteran Devin Pandy and business owner Brooke Siskin advanced to the Democratic run-off.
Pandy lives in Commerce, and was deployed with the U.S. Army in Panama, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan until 2017.
Siskin has lived in Gwinnett County for 27 years, and has run for state legislature before.
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