Cowen running for Georgia Attorney General on Libertarian ticket • Georgia Virtue
Martin Cowen is running for Attorney General of Georgia on the Libertarian ticket.
He is one of several libertarian candidates who will appear on the ballot in 2022, although he is no stranger to politics. A lawyer by trade, Cowen began practicing law in 1975 and the Georgia State Bar lists him as an active member in good standing. He is a member of the Georgia State Bar Board of Governors, a member of the Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a graduate of UGA Law School (1975).
Cowen also has a long history with the Libertarian Party. In 2013, Clayton County voters elected Cowen as associate probate judge, and in the years that followed he ran as a write-in candidate for Congress, thanks to stifling ballot access laws. in Georgia. Most notably, Cowen was a party to the 2017 lawsuit in which four people and the Libertarian Party of Georgia sued the state over its ballot access laws that limit who can seek public office when not a member. Republican or Democratic parties.
Race for Attorney General
At the January 2022 Libertarian Party convention, delegates nominated Cowen as the candidate for attorney general. He joins Republican Chris Carr, the incumbent, and Democrat Jen Jordan, a current state senator, in the race for the highest legal position in the state.
According to its website, which has a subtitle that says “Don’t hurt people.” Don’t Take Their Stuff’, Cowen has four goals for the campaign and for the election:
- Respect the law;
- Being ethical:
- Be professional; and,
- Be kind.
In terms of advocacy and ideology, Cowen lists:
- advocating the end of qualified immunity for government agents who kill or injure innocent civilians by accident or otherwise.
- Advocating a end of no-knock warrants.
- advocating the end of civil forfeiture of property without trial or conviction, without due process.
- Advocating the end of the war on drugs.
- Protecting Georgian Doctors of persecution by pharmaceutical companies and their government agents for practicing medicine with the patient’s informed consent in accordance with their own well-earned professional judgment.
- Defend Georgian citizens against the imposition of vaccination mandates and passports.
- Ensure that all adults have the right to make their own health care decisions without government interference.
And, in a disclaimer of sorts, Cowen says:
Also, it should be understood that the powers of the Attorney General of Georgia are limited by law and the constitutions of Georgia and the United States. When I make a political claim during the campaign, please understand that I am aware that the Georgia Attorney General’s office has very limited powers and, despite what I may ambitiously claim during the campaign, no politics outside of the power of the Georgia Attorney General’s office will be proposed or implemented once I take office.
Qualifying for all races begins March 7. If Carr and Jordan qualify for the position without any primary challengers, each will run unopposed in the May election. Cowen will continue to campaign independently for Georgia Attorney General on the Libertarian ticket before facing off against the other two on November 6, 2022.
He has written a number of articles on the LPGeorgia website if you want to know more about his ideology.
Follow him on Twitter: @mlcowen
Visit his website: www.cowenforgeorgia.com
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