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Sheriffs Show Support for Brian Kemp in Governor’s Race

24 Sheriffs and former Sheriffs from around the state joined in endorsing Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Governor Brian Kemp on Monday.

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

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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