Friday, October 17, 2014

35 GA Sheriffs switch support from Sam Olens (R) to Greg Hecht (D)

In the statewide race for Attorney General, 34 sheriffs have switched their endorsement from incumbent Sam Olens  to Democratic challenger Greg Hecht. This bipartisan group includes ten Republicans.

“Sheriffs want an Attorney General who is going to prosecute corruption and enforce the law, and has the experience to back it up.” said Hecht. “I prosecuted cases myself as an assistant District Attorney, and I’m proud to have the support of these sheriffs.”
Sam Olens, Greg Hecht

The full list of sheriffs endorsing Greg Hecht who previously endorsed Sam Olens is below:
Sheriff Bobby McLemore, Ben Hill County
Sheriff Harold Lancaster, Bleckley County
Sheriff Mike Dewey, Brooks County
Sheriff Gregory Coursey, Burke County
Sheriff Josh Hilton, Calhoun County
Sheriff Jim Proctor, Camden County
Sheriff Winston Peterson, Clinch County
Sheriff Douglas Hanks, Cook County
Sheriff Wiley Griffin, Decatur County
Sheriff William Price, Early County
Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, Floyd County
Sheriff Steve Thomas, Franklin County
Sheriff Ted Jackson, Fulton County
Sheriff Harry C. Young, Grady County
Sheriff Ross Henry, Heard County
Sheriff Preston Bohannon, Jeff Davis County
Sheriff Rusty Oxford, Johnson County
Sheriff Butch Reece, Jones County
Sheriff Nick Norton, Lanier County
Sheriff Craig Nobles, Long County
Sheriff Derrell Neal, Marion County
Sheriff Logan Marshall, McDuffie County
Sheriff Chuck Smith, Meriwether County
Sheriff Ladson  O’Connor, Montgomery County
Sheriff Billy Cape, Pulaski County
Sheriff Billy Joe Foster, Quitman County
Sheriff Heath Elliott, Seminole County
Sheriff Larry Jones, Stewart County
Sheriff Marc Richards, Taliaferro County
Sheriff Gene Scarbrough, Tift County
Sheriff Alvie Lee Kight, Toombs County
Sheriff Andrew Hester, Turner County
Sheriff Darren Mitchum, Twiggs County
Sheriff Tommy Smith, Washington County
Sheriff Neal Walden, White County

1 comment:

TinaTrent said...

It is disappointing that this has become a controversy. I worked with Greg Hecht when I was a crime victim advocate trying to stop the system's revolving doors with recidivist legislation for violent offenders back in the 90s, and he was the very rare elected official who was great on victim issues -- he's the one Democrat I'll be voting for in this election because he is honest and deeply committed to actually protecting women and children from predators.

Sam Olens' ad trying to accuse Hecht of cozying up to child molesters (actually routine paperwork transferring long-term prisoners to different facilities at their request) is the most dishonest and ethically repulsive ad this political season. You and I may not agree on much, but I hope that you and others use your forum to call out Olens for this deeply sleazy move. It's not supporting crime victims: it's pimping them for political gain and lying about an honorable man in the process.

Regards, Tina Trent

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