Romney Announces Additional Georgia Endorsements
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced additional endorsements of elected officials and leaders in Georgia.
“Georgia is important to my campaign and I am thrilled to be receiving the support of so many of its great leaders,” said Mitt Romney. “We will work together closely to reverse the failed policies of the last three years and get our economy heading in the right direction.”
“I am excited to see so many great Georgians joining me in supporting Governor Romney,” said Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. “His experience is unmatched and he is the only candidate with the right set of skills we need to move our country forward into prosperity.”
Attorney General Olens previously endorsed Governor Romney along with Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett, former Speaker Mark Burkhalter, House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey, State Senator Bill Hamrick, State Representative Calvin Hill, State Representative Wendell Willard, and State Representative Bruce Williamson.
Georgia Elected Officials And Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney:
• Lynne Riley, State Representative
• Val Clark, State Representative
• Max Bacon, Mayor of Smyrna
• Gabriel Sterling, Sandy Springs City Councilman
• Dan Israel, State Board of Education
• Jose Perez, Former State Board of Education
• Molly Dye, Chief of Staff to the late Senator Paul Coverdell
• Heath Garrett, Former Chief of Staff to Senator Isakson
• Fred Cooper, State Chairman for President George H. W. Bush’s Presidential Campaign
• Oscar Persons, State Chairman for Senator Bob Dole’s Presidential Campaign
• Eric Tanenblatt, State Chairman for President George W. Bush’s Presidential Campaign and Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue
• Lori Pesta, National Federation of Republican Women, Board of Directors
• Ric Mayfield, Former Assistant Treasurer – Georgia Republican Party
• Chandler Epp, Former Vice Chair – Georgia College Republicans
• Marion Hay, Chairman, Moultrie/Colquitt County Industrial Development Authority
• Keith Stone, 1st District GOP Chair
• David Burge, 5th District GOP Chair
• Ryan Boland, Former Habersham County GOP Chair
• Jerry Loupee, Former Chatham County GOP Chair
• Michael Barrett, Vice Chairman – Towns County GOP
• Ryan Cleveland, Decatur County GOP Chair
• Tom Morrill, Peach County GOP Chair
September 19, 2011
The former Massachusetts governor is set to headline a $1,000-per-person event Monday night at the Atlanta home of supporters Rick and Joan Smith.
The Romney team also rolled out a list of new Georgia backers, including state and local elected officials, Republican operatives and county GOP party chairs.
Romney’s most prominent supporter in the state is Attorney General Sam Olens.
► Jayde Wyatt