On July 20 I will be pulling the lever for Ken Hodges for Attorney General
For this and other reasons, on July 20 I will be voting for Ken Hodges as successor to Thurbert Baker.
Yesterday April Hunt had the following comments about my candidate Ken Hodges in the ajc:
The rare lack of an incumbent in the race for Georgia’s next attorney general has drawn five well-known candidates, all promising to push the office in new directions.
The Democratic opponents, state Rep. Rob Teilhet and former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges, have pledged to focus more on consumer protection, and criminal investigations and prosecutions.
But there is one issue that unites two candidates across party lines. Both Hodges and [a Republican candidate and former U.S. Attorney Max] Wood have made inroads with voters by emphasizing their experience as prosecutors. None of the other candidates have held the job.
“I have done it hundreds of times and supervised it thousands of times, so I can hit the ground running from Day One,” Hodges said about bringing and prosecuting cases.
Hodges also has emphasized his experience in pursuing public corruption -- including getting Dougherty's assistant police chief to plead guilty to wire fraud and bribery charges -- and lobbying against practices such as payday lending.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, sociology, Emory University; Juris Doctor, University of Georgia.
Political experience: Elected prosecutor and former district attorney of Dougherty County for 12 years.
Military experience: N/A
Civic experience: Board of directors, Albany Civil Rights Museum; board of directors, Darton College Foundation; board of directors, State Botanical Garden of Georgia; past president, Georgia District Attorney’s Association; former chairman, Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia; fellow, Lawyer’s Foundation of Georgia.
Family status: Wife, Melissa Kill Hodges. One daughter.