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Georgia U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Hopefuls: Sarah Riggs Amico

Sarah Riggs Amico
Sarah Riggs Amico
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This is part of a series of interviews with the Democratic Senate candidates on the ballot June 9, hoping to challenge Republican David Perdue in November.

Sarah Riggs Amico ran as the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 and narrowly lost to Republican Geoff Duncan. Until recently she served as the executive chairperson of Jack Cooper Holdings, one of the largest auto and truck-hauling companies in the country. Prior to that, she worked in the media industry in New York and California.

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“If all we needed in Washington was more lawyers and politicians, they’d be doing just fine. In fact, the last thing we need in Washington are more people beholden to the political system which has put special interests above the interests of our families,” she said. “And I think in all honesty these should be offices that are open to a wide range of experiences. The more diverse perspectives we can bring to the table, the better policy we can make.”

Amico grew up in Missouri and now resides in Marietta, Georgia.

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