Kessler for State House
Athens Deserves Better
Born and raised in Louisville, Ky. to John and Thelma Kessler, the oldest of three sons, Carter has always put a strong emphasis on family and community.
In 1999, Carter moved to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. This same year he pledged the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at UGA. He remained a student at UGA until his mother passed in 2004. Afterwards, Carter accepted the responsibility of becoming his youngest brother, Chris’, legal guardian. Chris is now a rising sophomore at Valdosta State University. His other brother, Leland, is 27 and works as a computer programmer and graphic designer.
Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, Carter and a friend started a business called Oconee Custom Signs in 2005. He sold the sign company to his partner in 2007 and immediately started Listingtank.com, a company that assists people with lease procurement.
A lifelong Republican and liberty enthusiast, Carter’s interest in local politics surfaced in 2007. Carter found a need for conservative activism on campus and started the Young Americans for Liberty organization at the University of Georgia in 2009. A strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, Carter is a member of Georgia Open Carry. He has been active in the Athens-Clarke County GOP for the past three years, becoming a precinct captain, county, district and state delegate to represent and grow the party.
Carter decided to throw his hat into the political ring in 2012 as a Republican candidate for Georgia House District 118. His business experience has helped Carter understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and the need for smaller government. He wants to utilize his business experience in the State House to create an environment that allows small business to thrive and to bring new jobs to the Athens area.
Carter’s campaign is built around the concepts of sound money management, government responsibility, and individual liberty. He intends to bring fresh ideas and a tougher sense of responsibility to the Georgia General Assembly.