PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office

February 13, 2012

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of current and former Georgia elected officials.
“My growing support in Georgia is proof that my conservative message is resonating with Georgia voters,” said Mitt Romney. “With the help of my team, we will defeat President Obama, repeal Obamacare, cut government spending, and bring jobs back and turn around our economy.”
“Mitt Romney is the one conservative candidate who will be able to defeat President Obama in November and bring real change to Washington – that is why he is supported by so many conservative Georgians,” said former Attorney General Mike Bowers. “On the most pressing issue to our state and country, jobs and the economy, Mitt Romney possesses greater knowledge and experience than the other candidates combined. Georgians can be confident that if Mitt Romney is elected, they will have a president who will get Washington out of the way of job creation and personal freedom.”
Georgia Current and Former Elected Officials Endorsing Mitt Romney:
Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers
Georgia Representative Tom Weldon
Douglas County School Board member Janet Kelley
Georgia Elected Officials and Leaders Already Endorsing Mitt Romney:
Attorney General Sam Olens
Former House Speaker Mark Burkhalter
State Senator Cecil Staton, Majority Whip
State Senator Bill Hamrick, Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee
State Senator Fran Millar
State Senator Johnny Grant
State Senator Greg Goggans
State Senator Jeff Mullis
State Representative & House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey
State Representative Calvin Hill, Vice Chairman of House Appropriations Committee
State Representative Wendell Willard, Chairman of House Judiciary Committee
State Representative Bruce Williamson
State Representative B.J. Pak
State Representative Lynne Riley
State Representative Val Clark
State Representative Jan Tankersley
State Representative Mike Jacobs
State Representative Ben Harbin
State Representative Allen Peake
State Representative Jay Neal
State Representative Tom Taylor
State Representative Alex Atwood
State Representative David Casas
Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett
Labor Commissioner Mark Butler
Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos
Johns Creek Mayor Michael Bodker
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann
Chatham County Commissioner Helen Stone
Gwinnett Commissioner Mike Beaudreau
Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman
City of Monroe Chief of Police Keith Glass
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
Nancy Coverdell      
Kelley O'Bryan Gary, Chairman, Jackson County GOP
Robert J. Walker, Former Mayor, Dublin
Jon Jones, Chairman, Tift County GOP
James P. Golden, Former Chairman, Tift County GOP and Former 2nd District Director, Young Republicans
Myron Faircloth, Chairman, South Georgia Young Republicans
Ruth Malhotra, Former Executive Director, Georgia Association of College Republicans
Orit Sklar, Former Executive Director, Fulton County GOP
Jaime F. Aguilera, Former Director of Hispanic Outreach, Cobb County GOP
Ron Johnson, Former Chairman, Jackson GOP