Marc Alan Urbach is at it again.
After running in the November presidential election, the Dunwoody resident announced Aug. 12 he is running for governor in the 2018 election.
Urbach went public with his campaign plans at the Georgia Republican Assembly’s convention in Moreland, near Newnan. In an interview four days before his public announcement, he said he is running for governor for several reasons.
“One, I care about all Georgians,” Urbach said. “I don’t care what your skin color is, what your ethnicity is, what your religion is, what your political slant is. I’m doing this for all our veterans in this state, all the citizens in this state, all the boys and girls in our schools so we can revitalize and reform our schools. I’m doing this because I do not like what I see in terms of our state and our nation in terms of the nonsense out there. I use the term ‘nonsense’ instead of sin, vice and crime and pornography. It is nonsense. I’m tired of seeing the local news as the local crime report and the national news as the national crime report.”
He got five votes as a certified write-in candidate in the presidential election but will be on the ballot as a regular candidate in the gubernatorial race once he qualifies.
Urbach was asked how he expects to become governor against Republican opponents that already hold statewide office such as Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
“I know I’m Jewish (he would be Georgia's first Jewish governor if elected), but of all the times in American history for a person to come out of nowhere to become the governor, this may be it,” he said. “Matt Bevin did it in Kentucky (in 2015). He had no political experience. He was part of the Tea Party.”
Urbach said he’s confident he can triumph.
“Why waste my time, effort and money if I just think I’m going to win? … I know I can win if the media puts the microphone in front of my face. I’m pithy and powerful to the point of common sense,” he said.
His platform as governor includes using common sense to improve the state’s education, job, income tax, infrastructure/transportation and college loan systems.
Urbach works as a public speaker at colleges with Young Americans for Liberty and as a journalist and photographer. He is an author of two books and a former history teacher who has promoted the U.S. Constitution as a component in children’s education. He said he believes the Republican gubernatorial candidates who currently hold statewide office have violated their oaths of office to both the Georgia and U.S. constitutions by not “enforcing the laws.”