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REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GA. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SPEAKS AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

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Monday, October 5, 1998

WRITER: Kathy Pharr, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Michael Sullivan, Student Bar Association President

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GA. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SPEAKS AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

ATHENS, Ga. - Mitch Skandalakis, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Georgia, will speak at his alma mater, the University of Georgia School of Law, on Thursday, October 8. Skandalakis' speech, delivered at 12:30 in Room K of the School of Law, is open to the media and public and will be followed by a reception.

Skandalakis, a 1982 law school alumnus, began his public service career in 1991, when he filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Fulton County taxpayers. He also founded two tax watchdog groups: the Task Force for Good Government, in Fulton County; and the Georgia Association of Taxpayers. Skandalakis was elected as a state representative in 1992. He defeated Martin Luther King, III in a special election for Fulton County Commission Chairman in 1993, then won re-election to a full four-year term in 1994.

Skandalakis is the third candidate to stump at the law school this fall. Invitations were extended to the Democratic and Republican candidates for Georgia governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and U.S. senator by the Student Bar Association (SBA), the student government organization for law students. Previous visits were made by the candidates for attorney general: David Ralston (R) and Thurbert Baker (D-incumbent). Other candidate visits scheduled thus far include: Michael Coles, Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, on October 15 at 12:30 in Room K; and U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell, running for re-election on the Republican ticket, on October 22 at 3:30 in Room K.

**PLEASE NOTE: The visit of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes to the law school on October 10th has been canceled due to a conflict in Mr. Barnes' campaign schedule.

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