24 Sheriffs and former Sheriffs from around the state joined in endorsing Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Governor Brian Kemp on Monday.
The list, announced by press release, showed Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor and Former Camden County Sheriff Bill Smith supporting Kemp in his effort to claim the Republican nomination on May 22.
From the press release:
“From my days as Chairman of the Senate’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee to overseeing the law enforcement division of the Secretary of State’s office, I have a long track record of working collaboratively with our men and women in uniform to keep hardworking Georgians – and their families – safe.
“On the heels of releasing my plan to create a database to track and deport criminal aliens, I am proud to announce endorsements from Sheriffs – and former Sheriffs – throughout our state. These brave Georgians know that I can be trusted to put public safety ahead of politics. I won’t pander, make empty promises, or play possum when it’s time to fight.
“I am honored to have these law enforcement leaders on Team Kemp and grateful for their service to the great state of Georgia. Together, we will win at the ballot box and put hardworking Georgians first!”
The full list of endorsements is below.
Appling County- Former Sheriff Benny DeLoach
Barrow County- Sheriff Jud Smith
Barrow County- Former Sheriff Joel Robinson
Berrien County- Sheriff Ray Paulk
Brantley County- Sheriff Len Davis
Camden County- Sheriff Jim Proctor
Camden County- Former Sheriff Bill Smith
Calhoun County- Sheriff Josh Hilton
Echols County- Sheriff Randy Courson
Glynn County- Sheriff Neal Jump
Greene County- Sheriff Donnie Harrison
Jackson County- Former Sheriff Stan Evans
Jenkins County- Sheriff Robert Oglesby
Lanier County- Sheriff Nick Norton
Lowndes County- Former Sheriff Chris Prine
Morgan County- Sheriff Robert Markley
Muscogee County- Former Sheriff John Darr
Taliaferro County- Sheriff Marc Richards
Tift County- Former Sheriff Gary Vowell
Turner County- Sheriff Andy Hester
Twiggs County- Sheriff Darrian Michum
Upson County- Sheriff Dan Kilgore
Upson County- Former Sheriff Don Peacock
Wayne County- Sheriff John Carter