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A seventh-generation Georgian and lifelong resident of DeKalb County, youth health website like this Loren was raised in Stone Mountain and has lived in Brookhaven since 2006. He grew up first attending DeKalb County public schools and later graduating as salutatorian from Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross in 1997. Loren then attended the University of Georgia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in the dual majors of Political Science and Religion, treat and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004.

After finishing law school, Loren moved to Brookhaven and worked as an associate for eight years in a small private firm in Atlanta specializing in the representation of individual plaintiffs. He now practices law independently1, and earlier this year began his own civil mediation practice2.

In 2012, Loren authored his first book, Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation, published by Prometheus Books. The book is an introductory guide to the principles of skepticism and critical thinking, educating the reader on the methods of identifying and avoiding conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, denialist beliefs, and the like. He has written articles and given public presentations on skeptical topics, such as pseudolaw. Loren also founded the Science! Superpac3, in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in America’s laws and among America’s lawmakers.

Although this is Loren’s first appearance on an election ballot, he previously ran as a write-in candidate for Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District, in both 2006 and 2008. Despite the lack of ballot access, Loren nonetheless participated in nearly every public candidate forum and debate. It was during these elections that Loren first identified himself as a Bull Moose candidate, a practice he has carried over to this election so as to reflect his fiscally conservative yet socially libertarian politics that don’t neatly fit into today’s Republican or Democratic parties.

Loren is the son of Leon and Lourene Collins of Stone Mountain. His brother Lyle and his family also live in Stone Mountain, where Lyle runs a landscape design firm. His sister Lara, a veterinarian, and her family live in Buford.


1That’s right District 80 voters: in this special election, you have your choice of not two, not three, but four different lawyers to represent you in the General Assembly.
2His firm’s name is Wolfram & Hart. And if any Whedonites are reading, yes, Loren is the CEO.
3It’s not just flair; the exclamation point is officially part of the PAC’s legal name.


A seventh-generation Georgian and lifelong resident of DeKalb County, cardiologist Loren was raised in Stone Mountain and has lived in Brookhaven since 2006. He grew up first attending DeKalb County public schools, and later graduated as salutatorian from Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross in 1997. Loren then attended the University of Georgia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in the dual majors of Political Science and Religion, and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004.

After finishing law school, Loren moved to Brookhaven and worked as an associate for eight years in a small private firm in Atlanta specializing in the representation of individual plaintiffs. He now practices law independently1, and earlier this year began his own civil mediation practice2.

In 2012, Loren authored his first book, Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation, published by Prometheus Books. The book is an introductory guide to the principles of skepticism and critical thinking, educating the reader on the methods of identifying and avoiding conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, denialist beliefs, and the like. He has written articles and given public presentations on skeptical topics, such as pseudolaw. Loren also founded the Science! Superpac3, in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in America’s laws and among America’s lawmakers.

Although this is Loren’s first appearance on an election ballot, he previously ran as a write-in candidate for Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District, in both 2006 and 2008. Despite the lack of ballot access, Loren nonetheless participated in nearly every public candidate forum and debate. It was during these elections that Loren first identified himself as a Bull Moose candidate, a practice he has carried over to this election so as to reflect his fiscally conservative yet socially libertarian politics that don’t neatly fit into today’s Republican or Democratic parties.

Loren is the son of Leon and Lourene Collins of Stone Mountain. His brother Lyle and his family also live in Stone Mountain, where Lyle runs a landscape design firm. His sister Lara, a veterinarian, and her family live in Buford.


1That’s right District 80 voters: in this special election, you have your choice of not two, not three, but four different lawyers to represent you in the General Assembly.
2His firm’s name is Wolfram & Hart. And if any Whedonites are reading, yes, Loren is the CEO.
3It’s not just flair; the exclamation point is officially part of the PAC’s legal name.


My platform is dedicated to protecting the Constitution, abortion upholding the integrity of the Oval Office, and laying the foundation for a brighter future for America.

It also has only one plank.

Keep Donald Trump From Becoming President

That’s it. I want to keep an ignorant, intemperate, inexperienced, unqualified, egotistical, pathologically dishonest conspiracy theorist from debasing the office of the Presidency of the United States. A man who proposed addressing the National Debt by destroying America’s credit and possibly crashing the world economy. Who proposed committing war crimes by targeting the innocent family members of suspected terrorists. Who came out in favor of a trade war. Who said he might not defend our NATO allies against foreign invasion if they’re behind on their bills. Who not only thinks nuclear proliferation might be a good idea, but who wouldn’t even rule out dropping a nuclear bomb on Europe.

And to that end, I am offering up myself as an alternative. A straightforward protest vote. I realize there are people who recognize the existential threat posed by Donald Trump, but who nonetheless consider voting for Hillary Clinton to be intolerable. And those same people may take issue with certain planks in the Libertarian or Green platforms, and don’t wish to implicitly express their support for those ideas. But a write-in vote for Loren Collins says precisely one thing: “I don’t want Donald Trump to be President.”

Naturally, I have other political stances, and generally define myself as a classical liberal who believes in limited government and evidence-based policymaking, but that’s somewhat beside the point. Because I’m not running to win; I’m running to help ensure that Donald Trump loses. Indeed, if the phrase “President-Elect Trump” never enters the vernacular, my entire platform will have been achieved, despite my never having held office at all.

So if you’re tempted to vote for Donald Trump, don’t. Vote for me.

– Loren Collins, August 2016.