Editor’s Note: On Sunday, June 20, The Telegraph published profiles of Dublin native DuBose Porter and Macon native David Poythress, two of the 14 candidates vying to become the next governor of Georgia. Beginning today, we will publish profiles of the other gubernatorial candidates. The profiles will be provided by members of the Georgia Newspaper Partnership, which includes The Telegraph and several other state newspapers.
By BILL TORPY
ATLANTA — Thurbert Baker’s gubernatorial campaign had just moved into its new rental home some weeks back and was soaking in the atmosphere of worn carpet, bare walls and rooms empty except for desks and laptop computers.
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Occupation: Georgia attorney general
Hometown: Stone Mountain
Political experience: Served in the state House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997; appointed attorney general in 1997.
Educational background: Bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and law degree from Emory University
Party affiliation: Democrat
Web site: www.thurbertbaker.com