ATLANTA (March 23) – Georgia’s new brand of Southern Democrat, Shyam Reddy, announced today his candidacy for Georgia Secretary of State.
Born, raised and educated in Georgia, Dublin-native Shyam Reddy enters the race with a fiscally conservative, socially responsible upbringing that fostered in him a duty to be in public service. As a first generation American and Georgian, born of immigrants, Reddy was taught from a very young age how fortunate he was to be living the American Dream and the importance of serving his community, state and country. Given that upbringing, Reddy is committed to being a public servant working for all Georgians.
A proud graduate of the Dublin, Georgia public school system, Reddy attended Emory University, where he received his B.A. in Political Science and his Masters in Public Health. Upon graduation from the University of Georgia Law School, Reddy began his career as a corporate attorney in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, an international law firm with a history going back over 130 years. Representing Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-size businesses, Reddy knows the value of hard work and what it takes to be successful in both the business and legal arenas. With that experience, Reddy knows the Secretary of State’s office and the significant role it plays in the lives of Georgians.
Reddy is running for Secretary of State because he cares about:
· Fostering a business-friendly environment that will make Georgia one of the most desirable states to form, maintain and grow a business
· Making sure everyone’s vote gets counted and increasing voter participation
· Preventing investment fraud and working with law enforcement in going after those who prey upon our grandparents, children, mothers and fathers
· Providing excellent service to Georgia’s licensed professionals
· Promoting the public health and safety of Georgia’s citizens by overseeing licensed professionals in an effective and efficient manner
· Preserving Georgia’s rich cultural history
Reddy’s leadership is well-recognized. He serves on the Board of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a group dedicated to helping and mentoring local entrepreneurs, and the Board of the Red Clay Democrats, an organization dedicated to energizing Georgia’s next generation of Democrats. Reddy is also an active member of The Technology Association of Georgia, The Georgia Bar and The Indus Bar and part of the 2005 L.E.A.D. Atlanta Class of Leadership Atlanta.
As the fiscally conservative, socially responsible candidate for Secretary of State, Reddy will be ushering in Georgia’s next generation of leadership. Reddy wants to build upon the success of Cathy Cox, taking Georgia to the next level of achievement in Election Reform, Business Formation, and Investor Protection. He will draw upon his corporate and political experience in fulfilling his obligations as Secretary of State and work tirelessly for the good people of Georgia.
Shyam and his wife, Renee, have been married a little over two years and look forward to having a family. For now they have a fun-loving Coonhound named Peaches that keeps them company.
For more information of the Reddy for Secretary of State Campaign, please visit the campaign website at www.shyamreddy.com.