Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rob Teilhet Got the Endorsements of Two Civil Rights Legends

Today two of Atlanta’s most influential Democrats and strongest leaders in the African-American community endorsed Representative Rob Teilhet in his bid to be Georgia’s next Attorney General. The two legislators said their decision to endorse Teilhet was an easy one.

“I have worked closely with Rob Teilhet over the past eight years,” said Representative Brooks. “He has led on tough issues, from civil rights to preventing crime in our communities. Rob Teilhet is exactly what the people of Georgia need in an Attorney General at this moment in our history.”

Senator Fort agreed. “Rob Teilhet is the only candidate for Attorney General with a record on civil rights and standing up for everyday Georgians that we can have confidence in. And we need an Attorney General who truly understands the importance of civil rights and equal justice for all people.”

Representative Brooks, a leader in the civil rights community who worked under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is President of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1980. Senator Fort, a professor and civil rights activist, was first elected to the Senate in 1996 and is among the General Assembly’s strongest voices on issues of civil rights and consumer protection. Today’s announcement follows the recent endorsements of former legislator and United States Senate Candidate Jim Martin and the Chairman of Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus, Senator Emanuel Jones.

“I am honored to have earned the support of Representative Brooks and Senator Fort. Their work to protect all Georgians has been an inspiration to me,” said Representative Teilhet. “Making sure that Georgia is safer for all people is more than a campaign platform for me—it is the work of my life. I look forward to continuing that work with these strong leaders by my side.”

The race for Attorney General on the democratic side is shaping up to be one of the best races heading into the July 20 primary.

Hodges got the endorsements of Former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Leah Ward Sears, Former U.S. Ambassador, Atlanta Mayor, Congressman & Civil Rights Icon Andrew Young & Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-Perry).

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