Friday, August 3, 2012
Sandy Springs resident Josh Belinfante said he was surprised by outcome of the District 6 State Senate race, where Hunter Hill beat him and Drew Ellenburg.
After a hard fought State Senate run, Josh Belinfante said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family. On Tuesday, he and candidate Drew Ellenburg lost the District 6 race to Hunter Hill, who faces Democrat Doug Stoner in the November election. The attorney and Sandy Springs resident said he was surprised by the outcome of the race. He would’ve brought considerable experience to the Georgia State Senate. He served as Chief Counsel to Gov. Sonny Perdue; the Vice Chairman of the State Ethics Commission; and was Special Assistant Attorney General representing Georgia to challenge President Barack Obama's health care plan. “Sure I wish things had turned out differently,” Belinfante said. “I have not done a thorough analysis …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Josh Belinfante is pursuing the Republican nomination for the Distirct 6 State Senate seat currently held by Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna).
Patch caught up with Josh Belinfante, one of the hopeful Republican nominees for the District 6 State Senate seat and asked him about some of this election's important issues. As a child Belinfante lived in Smyrna and Sandy Springs where he now resides with his wife Karina and their two children. What are the three most important issues facing District 6 and how are they unique from the rest of the state? First I would say the three most important issues are bringing jobs back to and keeping the jobs we have in District 6. I think the two biggest threats to that right now are the questions on the state budget. Number one the potential $40.8 million liability if we expand Medicaid along the lines of Obamacare. The ways we’re going to have…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Republicans Hill and Belinfante both top $129K in contributions raised through the end of 2011.
Hunter Hill, a former Army officer seeking the GOP nomination for the District 6 state Senate seat, raised $145,505 in contributions through Dec. 31, the campaign said. Also, fellow Republican Josh Belinfante announced Monday that he raised $129,358 in the last four months of 2011 for his District 6 state Senate campaign. Hill’s campaign's announcement said in its headline that he "outraises the competition" with nearly 270 indivdiual contributions. His campaign's first contribution disclosure report, formally filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, showed a total of $130,240.50 in cash on hand. The Atlanta native, who lives in the Smyrna area in unincorporated Cobb, announced his candidacy on Oct. …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Drew Ellenburg joins Republican field; started Ellenburg Chair Co., a furniture manufacturing operation, in Smyrna in 1998.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
From Patch Reports Buckhead resident Drew Ellenburg, a conservative businessman, Tuesday announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination for the District 6 State Senate Seat. In a statement in his campaign web page, Ellenburg cited his business background, saying, "I am not a politician and proud of it." Ellenburg said, "Due to my business experience, I believe that individuals make better choices for their businesses and families than government — and I believe that spending less than you take in is the only responsible way to govern and create jobs for our state. "That’s the kind of experience and leadership we need in Atlanta. We need a conservative businessman in the State Senate who has skin in the game that can turn this state around…