2023 Candidates For Georgia Republican Party Offices
David Cross, for 2nd Vice Chair
Passionate about exposing and getting rid of Dominion voting machines.
GRA Questionnaire came in too late for vetting.
1. Biographical information – age, family, where you live now and are originally from
I am 53 years old, married for 32 years to my college sweetheart. I have two children; both are grown, my son is twenty-three and a musician studying music and finance at Baruch College in New York. My daughter is twenty and studying Exercise Science at Georgia State. I am originally from Clarkston, Georgia and with the exception of a brief residence in Alabama when I attended Auburn, I’ve lived in Georgia my whole life. I moved to Suwanee in 1994 and I currently live in a community called Rivermoore Park.
2. Employment history
I started my career in 1991 with a small investment firm in Buckhead I then moved a year later to AG Edwards where I was and investment broker for six years I then moved to Morgan Stanley and was there for eight years and when I could not get them to open an office in Duluth I took a position with Merrill Lynch where I worked for 10 years until 2016. In 2016 I started my own company, U.S. Asset Management.
3. Educational history
I have a bachelors in finance from Auburn University.
4. Criminal/legal history
5. History of political involvement – positions held, etc.
Because my career is so demanding I have had limited involvement in politics other than supporting republican candidates. Outside of formal political involvement I have been involved in election integrity investigations for the last 2 1/2 years uncovering inaccuracies and malfeasance in Georgia elections.
6. GRA membership – how long a member, why did you join (or why you have not joined yet)?
I joined this week.
7. Other political/professional/social organization memberships:
I have been called on many times over the years to serve on many boards, organizations and causes. This is a list of some of the organizations that have been involved in in the past. Currently my time has been devoted to election integrity issues and recently getting involved in the Gwinnett Republican Party.
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Chairman’s Club
The Hudgen’s Center for the Arts, Treasurer
Georgia Association of Business Brokers, Board of Directors
Georgia Council on Economic Education, Board of Trustees
Gwinnett Public Library Foundation Board, Co-Chairman
Georgia Gwinnett College Board of Visitors
The Community Foundation for NE Georgia, Prof. Advisors Committee Chair
Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta Area Council and Northeast GA Council
Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, Cornerstone Society
Gwinnett Magazine – People to Know, 2011
8. Donations made/candidates and committees supported:
$1000 to Rob Woodall
$1000 to WinRed
$500 Matt Reeves
$500 Matthew Holtcamp
Have given to several other campaigns but everything has been Republican. Although I find it curious that my contributions to WinRed and Rob Woodall have fallen off of FEC.Gov.
9. What principled legislative initiatives have you supported, and what bad legislation/policy have you opposed?
Most recently, amendments to Georgia code to tighten election integrity including editing HR17 and SB129.
10. What are your top three priorities for the role you are seeking?
I want to take the best practices of the most effective precinct captains and have them mentor counties who need improvement.
I want to hold our elected officials accountable to their promises of election integrity and
Leverage technology to engage marginalized voters to get them involved in the Republican Party or register to vote Republican.
11. What is your position on GRA’s principles and goals (see https://georgiara.com/party-goals/ ) ?
I am 100% in alignment with all of the party goals. I believe 100% in our Judeo-Christian foundation, on alienable rights, self-government, quality education, the fact that taxes are abusive, that free enterprise will lift Americans, sanctity of family, the sanctity of life, a strong National Defense, right to bear arms, victims’ rights, national sovereignty and centralized government. I have never found another organization more in alignment with my personal beliefs.
12. What do you believe is the role of the party in holding politicians accountable?
I believe that we should activate their local constituents and use money and vote as leverage over politicians who wish to become reelected.
13. List your social media accounts.
I have a Facebook account, a Twitter account and a LinkedIn account.
14. Who are your political heroes?
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Andrew Jackson.
15. Why are you seeking the endorsement of the GRA?
I am seeking the endorsement of the GRA to sweep out establishment candidates and people who want to make politics their career. Our country needs better.
16. What will you do to keep the Georgia State GOP aligned with the grassroots conservative movement of Georgia instead of being driven by the National GOP?
I will remind them early and often of their responsibilities to the people.