From a campaign press release:
“Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Ken Shigley in his race for Georgia Court of Appeals judge, joining a chorus of support from conservative leader including Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, former Georgia GOP chair Sue Everhart and former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.
“Ken Shigley is the best candidate for the Georgia Court of Appeals,” said Gingrich in Shigley’s new TV ad. “He knows the law — has the experience, temperament and wisdom.”
In addition to the Gingrich ad running on Fox News Channel, Shigley is launching a $200,000 media buy to renew his original ad on metro Atlanta TV that started Monday.
Everhart points out that Shigley’s opponent in the May 22 race is a lifelong Democrat. “He has run for office four times as a Democrat,” she said. “I think the voters deserve to know the truth. I support Ken Shigley.”
“I appreciate the support of these great leaders who have devoted much of their lives to serving Georgians,” Shigley said. “As a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals, I will demonstrate conservative values by applying the law not making the law, limiting myself to two terms and will not get a judicial pension under current law.”
Shigley served as president of the State Bar of Georgia from 2011 to 2012. The volunteer position involved intense interaction with the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government and all classes and levels of judges statewide, a 150-member board of governors, 16-member executive committee and staff of 75 in three offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton. He later chaired board of trustees for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.”