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REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GA. ATTORNEY GENERAL SPEAKS AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

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Wednesday, September 16, 1998

WRITER: Kathy Pharr, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Michael Sullivan, Student Bar Association President

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GA. ATTORNEY GENERAL SPEAKS AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

ATHENS, Ga. - David Ralston, Republican candidate for attorney general of Georgia, will speak at his alma mater, the University of Georgia School of Law, on Thursday, September 17. Ralston's speech, delivered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room J of the School of Law, is open to the media and public. Part of the one-hour appearance will be devoted to audience questions and answers from the candidate.

Ralston, a 1980 law school alumnus, currently serves as state senator from Blue Ridge, representing Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon and Pickens counties. He was first elected in 1992 and was re-elected in both 1994 and 1996, with no opposition. He currently serves on the Senate's appropriations, education, judiciary, and rules committees.

Ralston was invited to speak at the law school by the Student Bar Association (SBA), the student government organization for law students. The group has invited the Democratic and Republican candidates for the offices of Georgia governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and U.S. senator to speak and hopes to schedule these appearances in the near future.

"The law school has quite a politically active student body," said SBA President Michael Sullivan. "We have a number of students who have worked on campaigns or in the offices of the General Assembly; many even come from political families themselves. The SBA wants to allow these interested students a first-hand opportunity to meet the candidates and make an informed choice when they vote in November."

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