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Karen Handel on Budget & Economy

 

 


Cut spending and reduce regulations

Karen Handel promised to cut spending, repeal Obamacare and reduce regulations when she announced her candidacy in the 6th Congressional District special election. "I have a record of standing up and fighting the status quo to get things done," Handel said, "and I will take that fight to Washington."
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2017 Georgia 6th House race , Apr 18, 2017

Tenacious in balancing budget and dealing with corruption

Karen was first elected in 2003 as Chairman of the Fulton County (Georgia) Board of Commissioners, and she quickly earned a reputation for tenacity in balancing the county's budget and dealing with corruption. Facing a $100 million budget deficit when she took office, Karen balanced the budget--and each budget under her tenure--with sound targeted spending cuts and without tax increases. Karen also secured passage of comprehensive ethics reform and gained statewide and national attention by leading the effort to remove the corrupt Sheriff from office after an audit revealed millions in missing and misappropriated funds. Karen's efforts led to the recovery of nearly all of the missing funds.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website www.karenhandel.com, "About" , Jun 6, 2013

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