At the Fayette County Republican Party Precinct Mass Meeting Saturday, James Clifton, small business owner and local United States Supreme Court licensed attorney, announced his campaign to run for the State House of Representatives, District 72.
Two weeks ago, Matt Ramsey, current State House Majority Whip, announced his intention not to seek reelection.
State House District 72 includes Peachtree City, South Fayette County, including Brooks and Woolsey, as well as, Senoia and Haralson and the surrounding areas of East Coweta County.
Said Clifton, “I want to thank Representative Ramsey for his service to this District over the last nine years. He has led with conservative values that I intend to continue.”
“I’m going to work hard for the people of this District and defend the Constitutional liberties with which we are endowed, especially those enumerated in the First Amendment. I will be a strong fiscal conservative and oppose tax hikes, while promoting a system of reduced spending. I believe in limited government and intend to make that a priority. These policies are what bring businesses to Georgia, which in turn create jobs and grow the economy. In addition, I’ll work to improve education in Georgia and ensure that we preserve the HOPE Scholarship. Last, the Republican party needs to work together to form a coalition of younger leaders to fight the radical socialist ideology that many millenials are gravitating towards, and that is precisely what I intend to do” continued Clifton.
About James Clifton
James Clifton is the founding member of The Clifton Law Firm, LLC and oversees the firm’s multi-state practice. During the course of his career, James has focused primarily on real property, wills, trusts, and estates. Additionally, he possesses vast experience in suits to quiet title, real property and commercial lending transactions, comprehensive contract formation, title insurance claims, will drafting, estate planning, and probate litigation.
On the weekends, James enjoys donating his time to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Saturday Lawyer Program where he represents indigent clients on a pro bono basis. In addition, he represents Fayette County in Attorney General Sam Olens’ state wide food drive, The Legal Food Frenzy. In the past, he has served as an elected member of the Executive Council of State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division and is a graduate of the prestigious Young Lawyer Leadership Academy. Currently, James is First Vice Chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party; he is also the Treasurer of the Fayette County Bar Association.
James is a member of the American Bar Association and its Real Property, Trust, and Estate Section. He is also an active member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and its Real Property Law Section, Bankruptcy Section, and Creditor’s Rights Section; the Florida Bar and its Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; the State Bar of California and its Real Property Law Section; the State Bar of Texas and its Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; and the District of Columbia Bar and its Real Property Law Section. With the exception of the District of Columbia, James sat for and passed the four aforementioned Bar Exams in a two and a half year period. Additionally, James is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. On May 14, 2012, James was sworn into the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States giving him the ability to take a case to our country’s highest judicial power.
James graduated from Fayette County High School with several academic honors. Following graduation, he attended the University of Georgia on the HOPE scholarship and graduated in three and a half years with two Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Political Science. During that time, he maintained a 3.49 GPA. After his undergraduate education, James matriculated to Florida Coastal School of Law where he was a Governor’s Merit Scholarship recipient. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 2008 and graduated seventeenth in his class with a GPA of 3.45, earning him cum laude honors.
James is a lifelong resident of Fayette County and enjoys staying active in the community. He enjoys playing golf and cheering for the University of Georgia football team.