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Contact: Rob Teilhet
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Former U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Martin Endorses Rob Teilhet As Georgia’s Next Attorney General
Martin Says Teilhet is Best Choice to Prevent Crime, Get Tough on Ethics, and Stand Up For Georgia Consumers
SMYRNA, Ga. – Today former United States Senate Candidate Jim Martin announced his endorsement of Representative Rob Teilhet to become Georgia’s next Attorney General. Martin was the Democratic nominee for United States Senate in the 2008 election, forcing incumbent Saxby Chambliss into a run-off that made Georgia the political focus of the country.
“Rob Teilhet understands the need for Georgia’s Attorney General to be a powerful voice for people,” said Jim Martin. “As our Attorney General, he will get tough on ethics reform, protect families from rip-offs and con artists and work tirelessly to prevent crime, just as he’s done for years in the General Assembly.”
“Jim Martin has been a champion for Georgia families his entire life, and I’m proud to have his support,” said Representative Rob Teilhet. “Jim stands with us because he knows that as Attorney General, I won’t rest until we’ve done all we can to keep people safe from criminals in our streets, crooks in our government, and con artists in our communities.”
Jim Martin is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Georgia House of Representatives for eighteen years representing parts of Atlanta. A respected lawyer and the longtime Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Martin also served as Commissioner of Human Resources under Governors Barnes and Perdue. In 2006, he was his party’s nominee for Lieutenant Governor. He’s been married to his wife Joan for 38 years and has four children and three grandchildren.
Jim Martin’s endorsement is another clear sign of momentum for Teilhet. Already leading all candidates in fundraising in the initial round of reports, he has the support of Senator Emanuel Jones, Chair of Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus as well as numerous other members of the General Assembly, and has garnered significant attention around the state for his recent proposals on ethics reform and expanding Georgia’s DNA database.
Rob Teilhet (pronounced tuh-lay) has represented Smyrna and Marietta in the Georgia House of Representatives since his election in 2002 at the age of 28.
He is the Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and serves on the Judiciary, Education, and Industrial Relations Committees. He is a partner in the Marietta law firm of Rogers, Strimban & Teilhet. More information about his campaign can be found at his website, www.robforgeorgia.com.