Thursday, February 18, 2010

Press Release: Rob Teilhet Earns Big Endorsement from Labor Community

Today, the IBEW Local Union 613, affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and nearly 800,000 members strong, endorsed Rob Teilhet’s bid to be Georgia’s next Attorney General.

“Rob Teilhet is among the best of the best of those who stand-up for the working people in Georgia,” said Gene O’Kelley, the Business Manager of the IBEW Local Union 613. “He is the strongest candidate running for Attorney General and he has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to families in Georgia throughout his career.”

Ben Myers, Political Director for the IBEW Local Union 613 agreed. “Georgia needs to elect an Attorney General who has a great understanding of the challenges faced by Georgia’s working families. Rob Teilhet is the right person for the job. He has the best experience, the greatest know-how, and the right principles. We support him completely.”

Representative Rob Teilhet was honored to receive these endorsements. “I’m thankful for the work that that the IBEW Local 613 has done for working people in this state and I’m honored by this endorsement. The people of Georgia have the right to expect an Attorney General who works for them and who will fight for them.”

Today’s announcement follows a series of recent endorsements for Representative Teilhet that are geographically diverse across Georgia. Teilhet has announced endorsements by Civil Rights Leaders Representative Tyrone Brooks and Senator Vincent Fort, former legislator and candidate for United States Senate, Jim Martin, Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Jones, and influential elected officials in Savannah, Augusta and Marietta.

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