County & State Watch Meeting with State Rep. Ed Setzler – Election Integrity – Jan. 7, 7-9 p.m.

Franklin Roundtable County & State Watch

Welcomes State Rep. Ed Setzler to speak about Election Integrity

7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

799 Roswell Street, Marietta GA 30060

(2 blocks west of the Big Chicken)

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State Rep. Ed Setzler

State Representative Ed Setzler represents House District 35, which covers Acworth and part of Kennesaw.

Born in Atlanta, Ed Setzler grew up in the Southeast, primarily in South Carolina. He received a B.S. in Physics from Furman University in 1992, where he earned the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate. A graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, he served on active duty for nine years with assignments in Europe, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf. Since leaving active duty in 2001, he has been a Program Manager and Director in the architecture and engineering industry.

Since taking office in 2005, he has consistently pushed for strong informed consent and anti-abortion legislation, and in 2019 was the lead sponsor of the Living Infants Fairness & Equality Act, also known as the “heartbeat” bill, that establishes the legal personhood of the unborn child throughout Georgia law, bans most abortions after about six weeks into a pregnancy, and provides tax and social services benefits to parents of an unborn child.

Setzler currently serves on the Appropriations, Education, Judiciary Non-Civil, Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment, Rules, and Transportation Committees, and Chairs the Science and Technology Committee. Also, he Chaired the House Judiciary Noncivil Subcommittee on General Law since 2010 where he was instrumental in Georgia’s efforts on Criminal Justice Reform and passage of the 2011 Prescription Drug Monitoring Act to reduce opioid addiction statewide. He has consistently supported Georgia education reform and served the Chair of the Education Subcommittee on Academic Innovation. As the lead sponsor of House Bill 1114 in 2012, he successfully led the effort to ban physician assisted suicide in Georgia.

Regarding election integrity, in September 2017, as Chairman of the House Committee on Science & Technology, he took a statewide leadership role in coordinating legislative hearings on securing Georgia’s election system in the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election. Through this rigorous committee process, he coordinated a bipartisan effort to analyze new voting system technologies for use in the 2020 election cycle that leveraged cutting edge technology while giving Georgians the confidence of a physical paper ballot. In the 2018 legislative session, he sponsored a bipartisan bill that laid the groundwork for the implementation of a new paper-verifiable statewide election system for the 2020 election cycle.

He and his wife Tracie, a foreign language and history teacher, have four children and live in Acworth.