PRESS RELEASE: Oliver Seeks House District 5 Seat in Special Election


ATLANTA, GEORGIA (Aug 3, 2020) – Thursday, Chase Oliver of Atlanta filed with the Secretary of State for the US House District 5 seat recently vacated after the untimely death of former Representative John Lewis.

“I respect and understand this is a very revered seat to be running for and I’m doing so in the hope that I can continue the legacy of fighting for freedom and liberty that John Lewis spoke about his entire life.”

Committed to ending qualified immunity and reforming our criminal justice system while working closely with Ayanna Pressley (D) and Justin Amash (L) to pass the Ending Qualified Immunity Act (H.R. 7085), Oliver is an advocate for peace both here and abroad. “There are soldiers fighting in Afghanistan who weren’t even born when we began fighting there,” says Oliver. “How many people have to die before we realize that a nineteen-year war isn’t solving anything?”

A staunch advocate for equal rights for everyone, Oliver has close ties across multiple demographics including international business, the GSM community, and the restaurant industry, and he regularly volunteers his time to clean up neighborhood parks and and helping in anyway he can in the community. Oliver works in Import Services for a multinational shipping firm.

“I am proud to endorse Chase Oliver for US House of Representatives,” said Vice-Presidential candidate Jeremy “Spike” Cohen. “He is committed to reforming our criminal justice system, ending the wars, and bringing common sense solutions to issues that face his community and the country at large.”

The special election will be held on September 29 for the district, which includes parts of Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. A runoff, if needed, will be held on December 1, 2020.

Oliver is running as a Libertarian Party member. His website is https://chaseforhouse.com/.