Attorney General Sam Olens endorses Meagan Hanson for State House


Attorney General Sam Olens endorses Meagan Hanson for State House

via Press Release:


Brookhaven, Georgia – Meagan Hanson, Republican candidate for Georgia House District 80, announced she received the endorsement of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

“I’m proud to offer my full endorsement to Meagan Hanson in House District 80. Meagan will be a tenacious advocate for all Georgians, not just a select group of outsiders interested in propping up backbenchers. I know Meagan’s heart and loyalties rest in her district and with her neighbors above all else,” said Olens.

Hanson won the Republican nomination against two fellow Republicans in a tight primary election. Hanson is campaigning to replace Taylor Bennett, the second-string legislator who took the seat in a low-turnout special election. Hanson is eager to follow in the example set by Attorney General Olens and other leaders in Georgia citing Olens’ advocacy for government transparency and dedication to combating government regulation.

“To receive the support of such an important public servant as Attorney General Sam Olens is beyond humbling. His leadership in fighting for a limited, transparent government is an example I will follow,” Hanson said. “We don’t need a legislator controlled and funded by third party groups from outside Georgia. We need a leader who fights for our priorities and all the citizens of HD80, like Sam Olens has done for Georgia.”

The election for House District 80 takes place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Early voting in that election begins Monday, October 18.


Meagan Hanson has been active in the community since moving to Atlanta. She has served in multiple leadership roles in various volunteer organizations. Meagan served as Chairman of a Junior League committee that lead efforts to fight the sex trafficking of women and children across the State of Georgia and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award for her service. Meagan was the Chairman of the Georgia Young Republicans from 2012 to 2015 and has participated in multiple leadership programs related to her involvement in politics.

Meagan is an associate attorney with Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC. She and her husband, David, also an Atlanta attorney, were married in 2010. They are homeowners in Brookhaven where they live with their chocolate labradors, Beau and Lucy.

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