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Gov. Nathan Deal endorses Duncan in lieutenant governor race
Geoff Duncan
Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan, a former state lawmaker representing Forsyth County, has received an endorsement from the state’s top elected official in his bid for lieutenant governor.

On Wednesday morning, Duncan’s campaign announced Gov. Nathan Deal had endorsed Duncan in his race this November against Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico.

“Geoff Duncan presents solutions, not sound bites and brings a fresh, conservative, innovative approach to policymaking,” Deal said in the release.  “He will be a great lieutenant governor and I look forward to seeing his ideas in action delivering for Georgia taxpayers.”

Duncan, who defeated state Sen. David Shafer in a runoff for the Republican nomination in July, thanked the governor for his support.

“I couldn’t be more proud to have Gov. Deal’s endorsement,” Duncan said. “He has guided our state through challenging times and we have come through stronger for his leadership. Our books are balanced, we have a rainy day fund, education is fully funded and we are growing businesses large and small across Georgia.”

Duncan represented District 26, which is comprised of east and north Forsyth, in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017, when he stepped down to run for the lieutenant governor seat.

The endorsement comes on the same day that Deal is slated to speak at a joint Rotary Club meeting in Forsyth County.