Olens has fought for stronger laws to protect Georgians. In 2011, he worked with legislators to strengthen the penalties for sex trafficking, making Georgia’s law one of the toughest in the nation. In 2012, he spearheaded the first comprehensive revision of Georgia’s sunshine laws in more than a decade. In 2013, he led the effort to stem the epidemic of prescription drug abuse with a law that requires pain management clinics to be licensed and regulated.
Ex-State Sen., Attorney & '06 Lt. Gov. Candidate
Hecht is an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell, the Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Professional Ethics. Before Hecht was in the legislature, he was an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Georgia for 4 years prosecuting violent criminals, drug traffickers, child abusers, and identity thieves.
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The debate between candidates for Attorney General airs on October 12, 2014 at 7:30PM.
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