We used to elect citizens to be leaders. They weren’t entitled to a reward with elected office, they were given a privileged burden to serve their fellow man. Today, we have too many politicians at both the national and State level that will stand in front of you expecting some sort of reward. They don’t believe in the American dream of fulfilling a higher calling. Friends, it’s time we return to that moral framework of electing Statesmen that embody the calling of defending the Constitution and our God-given rights. I live my life by that code. I will serve with that code front and center as your next State Senator.

We used to elect citizens to be leaders. They weren’t entitled to a reward with elected office, they were given a privileged burden to serve their fellow man. Today, we have too many politicians at both the national and State level that will stand in front of you expecting some sort of reward. They don’t believe in the American dream of fulfilling a higher calling. Friends, it’s time we return to that moral framework of electing Statesmen that embody the calling of defending the Constitution and our God-given rights. I live my life by that code. I will serve with that code front and center as your next State Senator.

PRIMARY ELECTION: TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022

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ABOUT DEREK KEENEY

Derek Keeney was born and raised in East Tennessee. After graduating high school he moved to Atlanta to attended Georgia Tech on a Navy ROTC scholarship. After his freshman year he lost his scholarship due to being color-blind. Being responsible for paying for his education he worked his way through college as a co-op programmer for IBM and as a lab assistant.


After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering, he went straight to work. Over the years, he worked for Milliken & Co., Kimberly-Clark, and he eventually moved to Cartersville to work for Anheuser-Busch where he retired after 23 years of service. He then started his encore career as a financial advisor with Nida Financial Group where he is now a partner.


Derek and his wife, Beth, have been married for 28 years and together have three adult sons.

Member Sam Jones Memorial Methodist Church for over 25 years.

Member of Bartow County Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow.

Past board member of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce.

Past high school soccer referee, board member of Cartersville-Bartow Youth Soccer Association, and founding Vice President of Etowah Valley Soccer Referees Association.

Board Member and past Chairman of Etowah Scholarship Foundation.

Chairman and board member of the Bartow County Board of Education.

Graduate of Republican Leadership for Georgia and 2016 & 2020 Republican National Convention alternate delegate.

ISSUES

Election Integrity

I fully support SB202, passed and signed into law despite the continuing lies of the liberal media and radical left. We have more to do in order to protect the integrity of our elections, and I will fight for those protections in the State Senate.

Education

Education policy in Georgia should focus on empowering parents and protecting students. This means banning CRT in our schools, and making sure we focus on expanding genuine school choice for parents.

Transportation

One of our State's most important responsibilities is developing a foundation for economic growth, and that means investing in our roads, bridges, and ports. I will oppose any efforts to expand MARTA and suck our tax dollars into Atlanta.

Taxes and Spending

As a conservative, I stand by one of our party's most important principles to keep taxes low and government spending under control. I will oppose tax increases that burden our local employers and Georgians.

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