Hello Team RJ! I'm being invited to more events around the state. That's a good thing! My campaign materials are going fast and it's time for another order. Also, due to numerous requests, I'd like to run my first batch of yard signs. If you can contribute today, I will greatly appreciate your help. Thank you very much for your support, rj

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RJ stands for Election Integrity & Security: So the latest legislative action with SB403 and new voting machines is not moving in the right direction. The auditing standards have been lowered to almost nothing, the language allows for votes to be turned into unreadable bar codes before scanning and the current Secretary will control the buying process. Not to worry though. When elected, I'm on it! rj

Quick RJ Update: Macon tour of Professional Licensing Division, Sec. of State.
I'm RJ Hadley. You know who I stand with!

A different approach with a new candidate for better results in November. I'm very serious in my preparation for Secretary of State while being reminded not to take myself too seriously. Please help me grow this page, by your SHARES and LIKES, ahead of May 22 primary election and we will shock the world in November. rj

The mega-hit movie “Black Panther” is officially influencing Georgia politic...

Qualifying complete! This is what I call making a way out of no way. I need 3 simple things. 1) Share 2) $$ Contributions if you can 3) Your vote on May 22 and again on July 24. Here we go! rj

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Ok that's done. I'm in for another primary. Need your support and your vote on May 22.

RJ stands for Election Integrity, Moving at the Speed of Business and Voter Education: This week, candidates are putting their money down and their names up on a primary ballot. On May 22nd you will decide who is worthy of your vote, who can win in November. Over the past decade+, between GA ballots and state party ballots, I've offered myself for service statewide 6 times. I've run with so many excellent candidates, who were never "front runners" and never broke through the ...primary. Maybe your vote is led by the money raised? the endorsements? the "crossover" appeal? the media reports? the NRA rating? *grin* All I know is we keep ending up with the same results. The same disappointments. The same excuses. This cycle I challenge every GA Democrat to look at every race on your primary ballot as a chance for new faces to offer up new solutions with new results in November! rj

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RJ stands for Moving at the Speed of Business: I've visited every office of the Secretary of State. I've met with every Division Director. There's a solid staff in place with experience and dedication. The challenge is that they need more support and resources. Last year, the Corporations division processed over 650,000 corp registrations. That's up over 20% from 2014. They're doing this with just under 15 staffers and some temps. No wonder new registrations can take anywhere from 17-21 days to complete. That won't cut it in a state that's supposed to be business-friendly. I will make the case for more support resources and use my technology management experience to cut this time in half. rj

RJ stands for Election Integrity: New voting machine legislation. SB403 successfully crossed over to the House on Wed. SB403 puts machine vendor procurement in the hands of the new Secretary instead of Secretary Kemp. That's a good thing. However, it has some sore spots that hopefully will be fixed by the House. It moves the total demise of the current machines out to 2024 and basically allows the can to be kicked further down the road. Also the risk-limited auditing has been watered down to an optional function for a limited number of elections instead of all elections. Lastly, this legislation allows for the selection of a machine that's less than a true voter-verified paper trail system. We'll watch to see how this all goes down, but I expect little change until after 2020 presidential election cycle. Will keep you posted. rj…/…/display/20172018/SB/403

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to primaries and elections generally, so as to provide for uniform election equipment in this state; to provide that direct recording electronic voting systems shall not be used in primari...

RJ stands for Election Integrity: Legislative action update on much needed new paper-trail voting machines in GA. We've been following HB680, co-sponsored by Rep. Scott Holcomb, but looks like that one won't move. Last week HB848 and SB403 came forward. These seem to have GOP leadership support and HB848 was dropped by Rep. Ed Setzler, Chair of House Subcomm on Sci-Tech. My biggest problem with 848 is that it allows Sec. Kemp to bid out voting machine contract BEFORE new SOS is in place. I'll visit Capitol this week to learn more. Will update then. thx, rj

I'm RJ Hadley. I am a proud Georgia Democrat. My platform in a nutshell: Election Integrity & Security, Moving at the Speed of Business and Voter Education. I'm for working families, the disenfranchised and the voiceless. I will never shift my position to satisfy folks who will never accept me. Count on it! rj

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RJ stands for Election Integrity, Moving at the Speed of Business and Voter Education: After reviewing 3 new elections systems last year, I've done a deep-dive into HB 680 bill which will give us, among other things, paper verified voting. This is exciting BUT the proposed risk-limiting audit may not go far enough. I'm also concerned about local implementation across the state. Will keep you posted. rj

Reviewed 3 new elections systems at House Sci Tech subcomm meeting. Companies present were Election Systems & Software, Dominion Voting and Hart Intercivic. ES&S system was tested here in Rockdale this election. They all had their plusses and minuses. Looks like costs will be closer to $30-$50 Mil and it will be phased in from metro out. rj

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Took a pause this month for some much needed family holiday vaykay. I've done Orlando with babies and Orlando with teens. Easier with teens but more fun with babies (and much less eye rolling at parents being silly! *grin*) Stay tuned. I'm back! rj

15% Latino discrimination while voting is unacceptable! ZERO voters should experience racial harassment while exercising their voting rights. I will never accept this type of bias for any citizen as your Secretary. rj

Even as 1 in 7 Latinos says he or she has encountered discrimination while voting or participating in politics, 60 percent of Latinos report that local government represents their views well.

So thankful for the growing group of Georgians that are willing to run with me across the finish line! rj

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Michael Helenek is with Adriana Helenek and RJ Hadley.

Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with RJ Hadley who is running for Georgia Secretary of State. RJ is a proven progressive leader who believes in equal opportunity for individuals and businesses alike. He'll move the State of Georgia forward!

Yes we're fighting for the nomination. Still, if it's good work, I'm going to recognize it as good work. I'm tired of all the political nonsense anyway. rj

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Running for Secretary of State, I suppose it's not typical to praise your political opponent, but y'all know that's not how I roll. Congrats to Reverend Dr. Dee... Dawkins-Haigler who received an honorary degree as recognition for her global work on behalf of women & girls. Mad respect for you and I'll see you on the trail. rj

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Election integrity and security matters. Today's Secretary role is 80% tech and requires a level understanding of large-scale tech management. The knowledge allows you to hold your IT vendors/staff accountable and avoid this type of news story. I have that experience as a former network engineer, software developer and project manager. With RJ Hadley as your Secretary, you will have confidence in your vote and trust in your elections.

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned.