He Fought To Be District 3 Gwinnett Commissioner, Now Derrick J. Wilson Is On The Campaign Trail Again!
Derrick J. Wilson is no stranger to politics. We know Derrick from the strong campaign he ran in his fight to be the Gwinnett Commissioner for district 3. Derrick lost his race in the runoff after leading the race. Derrick said he is committed to making sure that all Georgia's residents are being treated equally and that they understand the departments that are a part of their everyday lives.
Derrick J. Wilson, has joined the race for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. Wilson says, "It is important to bring integrity back to the office." His statement about the office follows the announcement of the conviction of former Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck two weeks ago.
The Insurance Commissioner’s office is a very important office in the state of Georgia. The
mission of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner (OCI) is to protect Georgia
families by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair
regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.
"Many of our residents think insurance is the only thing this office does, and I plan to change
that by sharing important information about everything the office handles and the resources
that are available to all residents of Georgia.", states Wilson.
Since running for Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner in 2020, Derrick has continued to
vocalize the need for diversity and proper minority representation within elected officials. “It is
important to have the right individuals in these elected positions who understand the issues that
Georgians face daily. They need someone who will adjust and enforce regulations that will
impact the quality of our daily lives.”
As with the last election where he was a candidate, Wilson will face competition for others who feel that they would be better suited for the job as the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, but Wilson said he is ready to for the hard work ahead. He knows that the time has come for new
leadership that his honest, hardworking and has the best interest of every Georgia resident. "This will not be a dictatorship" states Derrick. "I am not only interested in working for the residents of Georgia, but also in working with the residents of Georgia."
To learn more about Derrick J. Wilson and to get involved, please visit WorkingWithYouGA.com.
Yesterday Kamala Harris was scheduled to speak at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett. Being that I am officially a member of the press I was able to be on the frontlines where Kamala would be speaking. Before we could get to the frontlines, we had to be searched by the dogs and secret service. Well I took the opportunity to take a picture with secret service which I thought was really cool, because he was so nice.
I think when I told him we had to take a picture it caught him and Georgette off guard, he laughed and said okay and we shot a quick selfie while the dogs was sniffing my car for guns or knives.
I know that the secret service are just law enforcements, but I feel like they are grades above our local heros. I know that the roles that they all play daily are extremely important and I respect all of the good ones and I am thankful and grateful for the work that they do.
Yesterday was so cool. I got a chance to go to the Infinite Energy Center where so many local leaders were yesterday, but what was really exciting was the fact that I got to represent Good Morning Gwinnett and get a chance to be within 100 feet of Vice President Hopeful Kamala Harris.
Before Kamala took the stage Jon Ossoff, Stacy Abrams, Lucy McBath, Hank Johnson and Carolyn Bordeaux took to the stage to rally the crowed and to express just how important the 2020 election is.
Kamala followed to remind the people why they should vote for Vice President Joe Biden and herself. There is a lot on the line and that was the general message from all of the candidates. We have only one day left to see what the turn out will be. However it turns out I hope that people remember that we are all Americans and that there are others out there just waiting for us to turn on each other so that they can come in and finish us off.
All in all yesterday was history making for me and my team as we braved the brisk Sunday afternoon all while wearing a mask to make sure we were practicing safety from the Corona Virus.
Find out what's happening around Gwinnett County