Preston Smith, a Republican candidate for Georgia’s next attorney general, has been endorsed by Georgia Right to Life.
“I am honored to have the support of Georgia Right to Life and the pro-life community,” Smith said today. “I am proud to be a pro-life candidate, and their endorsement of me is important if we are going to elect a true conservative to the office of attorney general. As a senator, I have written and passed many pieces of pro-life legislation. As attorney general, I will make sure our pro-life laws are enforced.”
Smith has an established track record in the pro-life movement. As a state senator, Smith authored or supported many pieces of legislation to protect the lives of the unborn during his eight year tenure – including the Choose Life License Plate Act, the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act, the Woman’s Right to Know Act, the Option of Adoption Act, the Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Act, and the Human Life Amendment. Smith has also been a long-time financial supporter of the pregnancy center in Rome.
“Preston Smith has been and will be, an outstanding advocate for our pro-life issues,” Georgia Right to Life President Daniel Becker said following the announcement of the organization’s endorsement. “As our attorney general, I am confident Preston Smith will enforce our laws that protect the innocent lives that are lost each year to abortion. We always have supported Preston Smith because he is a rock-solid conservative who has been a life-long, ardent defender of innocent life.”
Preston Smith is seventh generation Georgian. He was elected to the State Senate in 2002 and became the youngest serving Senator in recent history. He is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. He later earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia. As an attorney, Smith specialized in civil litigation and has been admitted to practice in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.