Cagle announces endorsements from over 50 sheriffs

Casey Cagle (R), the lieutenant governor and 2018 gubernatorial hopeful, has good news in the midst of the summer meeting of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association: He has been endorsed by 58 current and former sheriffs across Georgia.

Here are a few excerpts from the press release announcing the endorsements:

You simply don’t receive such widespread support without being a proven leader. Casey’s unwavering commitment to the law enforcement community is most impressive. In fact, his first stop as a candidate for governor was a visit with our law enforcement officers.

-Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle


Casey is our go-to guy. He is a proven leader that always delivers for the law enforcement community. He has also led to protect Georgians by eliminating sanctuary cities in our state, and I fully support Casey Cagle’s candidacy for governor.

-Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway


The sheriffs are among the most respected and trusted leaders in communities all across our state. I am humbled to have the support of these selfless public servants. We are all indebted to the brave men and women that wear the badge and put their lives on the line for us. When I am governor, I will continue to fight tirelessly to support our law enforcement heroes.

-Casey Cagle

Here is the list of sheriffs endorsing Cagle:

Clark Millsap, Bartow
Noel Brown, Bulloch
Gary Sisk, Catoosa
John Wilcher, Chatham
Frank Reynolds, Cherokee
Roger Garrison, Cherokee (fmr.)
Neil Warren, Cobb
Bill Hutson, Cobb (fmr.)
Rod Howell, Colquitt
Clay Whittle, Columbia
Mike Yeager, Coweta
Bill Hancock, Crisp
Ray Cross, Dade
Wiley Griffin, Decatur
William Price, Early
Tyson Stephens, Emanuel
Dane Kirby, Fannin
Tim Burkhalter, Floyd
Stacy Nicholson, Gilmer
Mitch Ralston, Gordon
Harry Young, Grady
R.L. “Butch” Conway, Gwinnett
Gerald Couch, Hall
Steve Cronic, Hall (fmr.)
Mike Jolley, Harris
Keith McBrayer, Henry
Cullen Talton, Houston
Butch Reece, Jones
Brad White, Lamar
Ashley Paulk, Lowndes
Stacy Jarrard, Lumpkin
Logan Marshall, McDuffie
Stephen Jessup, McIntosh
John Cary Bittick, Monroe
Scott Berry, Oconee
Gary Gulledge, Paulding
Terry Deese, Peach
Donald Craig, Pickens
Ramsey Bennett, Pierce
Johnny Moats, Polk
Danny Brannen, Pulaski
Howard Sills, Putnam
Frank Andrews, Rabun (fmr.)
Shane Tondee, Schley
Randy Shirley, Stephens
Pete Smith, Sumter
Jeff Watson, Taylor
Chris Steverson, Telfair
John Bowens, Terrell
Gene Scarbrough, Tift
Chris Clinton, Towns
James Woodruff, Troup
Darren Mitchum, Twiggs
Mack Mason, Union
Steve Wilson, Walker
Randy Dely, Webster
Neal Walden, White
Robert Rodgers, Wilcox

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George Chidi

Well, he’s playing the game right. Outside of metro Atlanta, the county sheriff is almost always the most powerful political force in an area. Those are the right endorsements, to the degree endorsements matter.

I would like to know Cagle’s posture on dealing with the opioid problem, aside from “drugs are bad.”


is “the sheriff is a powerful politico” still a thing, i’ve never really lived in a rural area, so i’ve never seen that in action

Lawton Sack
Lawton Sack

Yes, it is.