He doesn’t look like the other candidates or sound like them, but an Augusta businessman believes he’s got what it takes to be Georgia’s next United States senator. His name is Eugene Yu.
“Well, here I am,” Yu said with a smile. “You got me. Let me see if you really want a change. I’m a very traditional conservative Republican.”
Yu may be a new face in Georgia politics, but he’s been in Augusta for years. His friends from the Butler High School class of ’74 called him Chin Yu. The former firefighter and Richmond County deputy took the name Eugene when he became a U.S. citizen and joined the Army.
“As time goes on, I look around my country, my society. To me, the American Dream is slipping away,” Yu said.