Endorsements may or may not influence the decision on voters, but sometimes it does show the support that a candidate has within his or her district. State Senator Buddy Carter has earned the endorsement of all 17 sheriffs across the 1st district. You can see the list below, but this may be a big break for Senator Carter to become the next congressman from Georgia’s 1st District.
Presser sent out today by the campaign:
The Buddy Carter for Congress campaign has been endorsed by all seventeen sheriffs in the First Congressional District. As a member of the Georgia Senate, Senator Carter was the Chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee, where he was a staunch advocate for our State’s law enforcement community. Earlier this year he was named legislator of the year by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council for Georgia, the Georgia State Firefighters Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.
“It really is remarkable that Senator Carter received the endorsement from every single sheriff in the entire district,” said spokesperson Jud Seymour. “It shows not only the respect and trust they have for him, but also the confidence that he will continue to be a friend of law enforcement.”
Senator Carter, a pharmacist and public servant who has stood with law enforcement his entire career, is the clear law and order candidate in the race while his opponent Bob Johnson has publicly stated that he would “rather see another terrorist attack” than comply with the rules of law enforcement at airports.
From Chatham County Sheriff Al St. Lawrence:
In the Georgia Senate, Buddy Carter is the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, and he has been a staunch advocate for law enforcement. He understands local governments and local issues, and he understands the importance of law enforcement in our towns and communities. He has supported sheriffs across Georgia as a State Senator and protected our ability to enforce the law, and that is why sheriffs across South Georgia support him.
He shares our conservative values, and he is a dedicated public servant. I have known Buddy Carter for thirty years and I can assure you that he is the right man for the job.
Sheriff Al St. Lawrence, Chatham County
Sheriff Neal Jump, Glynn County
Sheriff Jim Proctor, Camden County
Sheriff John Carter, Wayne County
Sheriff Randy Royal, Ware County
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, Effingham County
Sheriff Ramsey Bennett, Pierce County
Sheriff Clyde Smith, Bryan County
Sheriff Stephen Jessup, McIntosh County
Sheriff Steve Sikes, Liberty County
Sheriff Richard Foskey, Bacon County
Sheriff E. Dobie Conner, Charlton County
Sheriff Craig Nobles, Long County
Sheriff Jack Whisenant, Brantley County
Sheriff Randy Courson, Echols County
Sheriff Chris Prine, Lowndes County
Sheriff Winston Peterson, Clinch County