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05 August 2010

It's Official: Darryl Hicks Certified As Dems' Labor Commissioner Nominee

Wednesday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the recount results for the Democratic Commissioner of Labor General Primary Election between candidates Darryl Hicks and Terry Coleman.

After finishing 596 votes behind Hicks in the July 20th Democratic primary, Coleman requested a recount based on the slim margin of difference. The recount did not change the election outcome, and Darryl Hicks received the majority of the votes cast.

Several weeks ago, I, in my official capacity as a member of the state Democratic committee, endorsed the Democratic Party's 2010 statewide nominees. Shortly thereafter, I was asked by a Democratic state Representative why I refrained from endorsing Darryl Hicks.

The reason is because the Democratic nomination in that race was still contested.

Now that the Democratic nomination for the office of Commissioner of Labor is no longer contested, I, Andre Walker, in my official capacity as a member of the state Democratic committee, do hereby endorse Darryl Hicks for Labor Commissioner.

And that, my friends, is how an official in the Democratic Party remains neutral until the voters have spoken.