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24 February 2010

DeKalb County Sheriff Endorses Ken Hodges For Attorney General

The following press release from the Ken Hodges campaign just hit my inbox:

Thomas E. Brown has announced his endorsement of Democrat Ken Hodges to be Georgia’s next Attorney General.

“If anyone in this race is the best pick to be Georgia’s top prosecutor and chief law enforcer, it’s Ken Hodges,” Brown said. “I’ve worked with Ken firsthand on prosecuting public corruption. He’s a veteran of the courtroom. His record of working with state law enforcement and getting results is impeccable.”

Brown and Hodges first met when Hodges served as co-counsel in the prosecution of Sidney Dorsey, Brown’s predecessor in the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Dorsey was convicted in 2002 of ordering the assassination of a political rival.

“I’m honored to have Thomas Brown’s support of my campaign,” Hodges said. “As a prosecutor, I’ve worked with Brown, and his dedication to keeping DeKalb County safe and fighting urban crime is inspiring. I look forward to working with him as Attorney General.”

Brown, an Atlanta native, won election to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. He has been named Public Safety Officer of the Year by the South DeKalb Rotary Club, and was awarded the Law Enforcement Award by the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.

Ken Hodges served for 12 years as Dougherty County’s District Attorney. A proven prosecutor, Hodges earned distinctions as the Chairman of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, the President of the District Attorney’s Association of Georgia, and as the state’s District Attorney of the Year in 2002. A winner of the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Eagle Award, Hodges believes in prosecuting public corruption, cracking down on gangs and urban crime, and supporting law enforcement in its efforts to protect all Georgians.