State Court Judge and GALEO board member (circa 2011) Dax Lopez. Image: Twitter
This copy was sent here this morning. Nice to know she reads my letters to the editor!
May 8, 2019
Dear Governor Kemp,
I hope that you will follow the lead of Senator David Perdue on Dax Lopez and end consideration for putting him on a higher court.
Despite what you are likely being told by the establishment Republicans who want you to think advancing Lopez – who worked with the radical and race-baiting GALEO for eleven years – will somehow produce more Hispanic votes in 2022, Lopez has no business being any type of judge, let alone a Superior Court Judge.
My conservative Hispanic friends already vote Republican. They all agree that GALEO and Lopez are far to the left of the values you told us about in your recent campaign and that there is no goodwill to be gained from rule-of-law voters by your rewarding the anti-enforcement crowd with an anti-enforcement Superior Court judgeship for Dax Lopez.
Below is a quote I found from February, 2016 by Senator Perdue on why he decided against allowing the senate confirmation to move forward when Obama tried to advance GALEO’s board member, Dax Lopez.
“After a thorough review of the professional and judicial record of DeKalb County Judge Dax Lopez, I have become uncomfortable with his long-standing participation in a controversial organization, including his service on its board of directors,” Perdue wrote in a statement. “I believe similar concerns would be raised by many of my colleagues, making Judge Lopez’s final confirmation unattainable.”
The myth being pushed by the Chamber of Commerce-type, anything-for-a-buck Republicans who will say anything to dodge any real discussion of immigration enforcement is that capitulation will result in more votes from Latinos.
I respectfully point out something I learned from D.A. King in the AJC. In 1988 when Georgia H.W. Bush ran for president – just two years after President Reagan granted the immigration amnesty in 1986 – Bush only reaped 30% of the Hispanic vote. Proudly telling voters he would crack down on the scourge of illegal immigration, President Trump still got 29% of the Hispanic vote in 2016.
You will lose two votes at our house in 2022 if you approve Dax Lopez after all the nasty verbal attacks on law enforcement officers from GALEO staffers while Lopez was an advisor and board member – and all the GALEO crowd has done to impede immigration enforcement, voter ID and official English and ICE holds.
Dax Lopez should not ever have been selected by the nominating commission. The stench of politics is unmistakable. I urge you to appoint one of the other candidates.
Sue Ann Lanier
Independent Conservative Voter