Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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ATLANTA - Ken Hodges, candidate for Georgia Attorney General, announced late Tuesday the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia. The organization joins other prominent law enforcement in support of Hodges, including over 100 Sheriffs, Democrat and Republican, across the state of Georgia and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers in Atlanta.
According to a PBAGA press release, "the Attorney General is the state's top prosecutor and law enforcement officer, and Ken is the only candidate in the race that has prosecuted cases and has a law enforcement background," The release continued, "Ken Hodges demonstrated to the PBAGA that he is committed to making strong, effective law enforcement a priority in his campaign.
"He is a former district attorney with an excellent prosecution record and has handled several difficult and challenging special prosecutions outside his regular jurisdiction.
"The PBA of Georgia screening committee received firsthand accounts from officers who worked in his jurisdiction and submitted cases for prosecution who strongly support his candidacy for attorney general. During the screening process, several examples were given of Ken's pro-active efforts to strengthen the working relationship with law enforcement in his jurisdiction and the DA's office.
"Ken Hodges is a man who is deeply rooted in the community today. The PBA of Georgia is proud to put our full support behind Ken Hodges for Attorney General."
Hodges, a Democrat and former Dougherty County District Attorney, is running against Cobb County Republican Sam Olens in Nov. 2nd's general election.