Posted on Thu, Feb. 17, 2005
Ralph Reed to Seek Georgia Post in 2006
ATLANTA - Ralph Reed, former Christian Coalition
director, announced Thursday he will run for
lieutenant governor in 2006.
Reed, 43, filed the necessary paperwork earlier this
month to begin raising money for the race. In his
announcement, he pledged to "work tirelessly" for
Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and other party leaders.
"It is long past time for Gov. Perdue and Republicans
in the General Assembly to have a lieutenant governor
who is a partner in governance and a philosophical
ally," he said.
The current lieutenant governor, Democrat Mark Taylor,
is expected to challenge Perdue for re-election next
From 1989 to 1997, Reed was executive director of the
Christian Coalition, the organization formed by
evangelist Pat Robertson.
Reed headed the Georgia Republican Party from 2002 to
2003, during which Republicans elected their first
governor since Reconstruction. Both houses of the
Legislature have since come under Republican control.
Reed was also in charge of President Bush's southeast
regional campaign last year.