One of the Democratic candidates for Georgia attorney general has picked up an endorsement from the Columbus law enforcement community.
State Rep. Rob Teilhet of Smyrna was endorsed this week by Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman, according to a news release from Teilhet's campaign.
“Rob has spent years protecting victims of crime, supporting law enforcement, and , and working to keep our communities safe. He has a proven record and the right experience,” Countryman stated in the release. “I am honored to endorse Rob Teilhet’s campaign for Attorney General.”
Teilhet is in a battle with former Daugherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges for the Democratic nomination, which will be contested on July 20. Hodges was the special prosecutor in the 2004 shooting death of Columbus man Kenny Walker by Muscogee County Sheriff's Office deputy David Glisson, who was never charged.
“It’s been such an honor to get to know Marshal Countryman and to earn his endorsement,” Teilhet said. “As a leader in the law enforcement community, he understands protecting Georgia’s families takes much more than simply prosecuting someone after a crime has been committed. The attorney general needs to lead the state towards real solutions that will prevent crime from happening in the first place.”