Law enforcement has become a big deal in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. It is, after all, the place where Rep Sam Moore that wants to authorize “legal force” against officers resides. It’s kind of surprising that support for police officers and sheriff’s deputies would be debatable, but then again, you have Bob Barr out there calling these guys “Barney and Andy with a militia.”
Not terribly surprisingly, the endorsement from the Cobb Fraternal Order of Police didn’t go to Barr. Instead, Tricia Pridemore is their choice to beat him. I’m told they would like to see that happen pretty badly.
Her press release is below the fold.
Republican Tricia Pridemore Endorsed by Cobb Fraternal Order of Police
MARIETTA, GA-Today the Kermit Sanders Lodge #13 of the Fraternal Order of Police announced its endorsement of Tricia Pridemore for Congress in Georgia’s 11th district. The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges nationwide.
“The Cobb FOP Lodge #13 is proud to endorse Tricia Pridemore for Congress in Georgia’s 11th district race,” said lodge President Bill Mull. “Mrs. Pridemore has been a consistent supporter of law enforcement throughout her life and career, and we feel strongly that she is the best-suited candidate in this race to tackle the challenges facing our community.”
“Tricia is a hard-worker. When she gets to Washington, I know she will fight to make sure the needs and interests of law enforcement officers remain a priority for Cobb County and the state of Georgia,” said lodge member Steve Gaynor.
“As one of the leading voices for law enforcement in Georgia, it is a distinct privilege to receive the support of our local FOP lodge,” said Pridemore. “When elected, I will work tirelessly to ensure our loyal and dedicated law enforcement officers are equipped to do what they do best–keep our community, neighborhoods and families safe.”
About Republican Tricia Pridemore:
Tricia and her husband started a marketing automation software company in the spare bedroom of their Marietta home, growing the business into a multi-million dollar organization servicing some of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies.
A devoted conservative activist, Tricia has been an active member of the Cobb County Republican Party and a community volunteer for charities such as MUST Ministries, helping the homeless and fighting cancer. In 2011, Tricia was appointed Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development where she was tasked with the overhaul of a struggling state agency. Using her private sector experience, Tricia successfully designed and implemented innovative strategies to build and improve Georgia’s workforce, while driving economic growth.
Tricia earned her bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University. She and her husband, Michael, live in Marietta and are members of Mount Paran Church.
To learn more about Tricia Pridemore, please visit www.pridemoreforcongress.com