Jim Nichols for State House
State House District 111 in Georgia. in GA http://www.voteJimNichols.com
217 Turnstone Rd.
Primary Election Date: 2014-05-20 General Election Date: 2014-11-04
Who am I?
Who am I? I'm a truckloading Teamster from Stockbridge Georgia who has been a Democracy for America activist for a number of years.
I walked in to a Democracy For America grassroots campaign training September of 2007. Within 6 months I had run my first Get out the Vote effort as a volunteer for a State House special election and become Chariman of the newly reformed Henry County Democrats. In 2008 and 2009 I was the Young Democrats of Georgia's Legislative Aide of the year. Flash forward to 2010 and I win my own State Senate primary with 64% of the vote and win Democracy for America's Grassroots All-Star campaign award for Georgia. I didn't run for State Senate in 2010 because I thought I could win; in fact I knew I was going to lose (I was shellacked come November). I ran because its time we had politicians who stood up for what they believed and showed up to work hard.
Why am I running?
This year things are way different in Henry County Georgia. The turf is turing blue and the energy in our local Democratic community is abuzz at the potential Democrats have all across the state this year. I'm running for State House District 111 in Georgia to help turn this red state purple and make sure we grow our outreach so the Georgia is blue in 2016!
I'm running to make sure that jobs, transportation, education, and access to affordable health care get top priority under the Gold Dome. The GOP majority are up to no good and I want to be in those committee hearings and floor debates to keep a full court press on the reactionary agenda of the Republicans in Georgia.
Making sure that citizens in my district have access to afforable health care, good schools, and quality jobs is my top priority.
Throughout my term I will fight to expand access to health care, assist businesses and citizens in navigating the ACA, and work to overcome the roadblocks put up by the GOP in their attempt to stop the ACA from working.
I will fight to protect and improve the labor market so that we can raise standards, improve workplace environments, and lift wages so that every working person can begin to see a path to the middle class. An example is the misclassification of Truck drivers as independent contractors such as those working in and around the Port of Savannah--who are currently often making less the minimum wage. We can raise these standards and improve the labor market for all working people.
My DFA Values
Democracy isn't a platitude, its an action. As many activists learned years ago during the Iraq War II vote, the Democratic Party has a major challenge as many of its top leaders put poll numbers and campaign donors before the concerns and interests of working people. If elected as a Democrat in office I am committed to always doing whats right, even when its unpopular.
My Campaign is People Powered!
My campaign is hosting meet up's and house parties all across the district. We are going to be canvassing and phonebanking to invite neighbors to these events and then creating a core of volunteers who are trained and ready to GOTV this November!