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14 April 2010

Ken Hodges Endorsed By Clayton County Law Enforcement Officials

The following press release just hit my inbox:

Today, Kemuel “Kem” Kimbrough, Tracy Graham-Lawson, and Tasha M. Mosley, three of the top law enforcement officials in Clayton County, jointly announced their endorsement of Ken Hodges (D) and his campaign to become Georgia’s next Attorney General.

“Ken Hodges has done so much for Georgia in the courtroom, fighting to protect its citizens for more than a decade,” Sheriff Kimbrough said. “I’m confident that he’ll keep doing the job Georgia needs him to do in the Attorney General’s office.”

Kimbrough was first elected to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in 2008. He previously served as a police Major under former Clayton County Sheriff Stanley Tuggle, and as a Child Advocate with the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.

"As a judge, I've seen first hand that we need an experienced trial attorney in the Attorney General's office," Graham-Lawson said, "and Ken's got more experience with Georgia courts than any other candidate."

A judge with the Clayton County Juvenile Court since 1999, Graham-Lawson was elected in 2008 to the county’s District Attorney’s office, having served as Assistant District Attorney from 1985 to 1995. Mosley was elected to the Clayton County Solicitor-General’s office in 2008.

“I am truly honored and blessed to receive the support of three members of the law enforcement community as qualified and experienced as Sheriff Kimbrough, District Attorney Graham-Lawson, and Solicitor-General Mosley,” Hodges said. “Their record of protecting the most vulnerable in their community is an inspiration, from Sheriff Kimbrough’s time on the board of Clayton Youth Leadership, to Mosley’s work with pre-trial diversion efforts, to Graham-Lawson’s leadership fighting youth truancy. I will carry their same dedication and commitment to fighting crime against women and children to the Attorney General's Office.”