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Marco Rubio adds to Georgia leadership team


Marco Rubio's support in Georgia is growing. The Florida senator's campaign this morning will roll out the names of two dozen state and local officials endorsing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

The full list is below, but top names include House Health and Human Services Chairwoman Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, Reps. John Corbett, R-Lake Park, Robert Dickey, R-Musella, Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, Jason Shaw, R-Lakeland, and Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons.

That's a nice slice of Metro Atlanta and rural lawmakers. You'll also see U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland on the full list, but you already knew the retiring congressman was going to back Rubio.

 

"The momentum behind Marco's campaign is undeniable, and we are excited to add an impressive list of Georgia leaders to the team today," said U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, Marco's Georgia State chairman, said in a release, an advance copy of which was obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Scott will lead a news conference at the Capitol this morning to unveil the new support.

Here are the new members of Rubio's Georgia team: 

U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland

Mike Beaudreau - Former Gwinnett County Commissioner

Brian Brodrick - Watkinsville City Councilman

State Senator Dean Burke - Bainbridge

State Representative Sharon Cooper - Marietta

State Representative John Corbett - Lake Park

State Representative Robert Dickey - Musella

Mayor Bill Dunaway - Former Mayor of Marietta

Mayor Steve Edwards - Mayor of Sugar Hill

State Representative Barry Fleming - Harlem

Councilman Dick Goodman - Suwannee City Council

Bob Irvin - Atlanta, Former State House Republican Leader

Matthew Krull - Douglas County Solicitor General

State Representative Chuck Martin - Alpharetta

Councilwoman Linnea Miller - Suwannee City Councilwoman

State Representative Randy Nix - LaGrange

Councilman Derek Norton - Smyrna City Councilman

State Representative Jesse Petrea - Savannah

State Representative Tom Rice - Norcross

State Representative Jason Shaw - Lakeland

Jerry Shearin - Former Paulding County Chairman

State Representative Ron Stephens -Savannah

Will Wade - Dawson County School Board Chairman

State Senator Tommie Williams - Lyons

Stone Workman - Monticello Mayor Pro Tempore

Previously announced Rubio supporters from Georgia: 

State Representative Buzz Brockway - Lawrenceville

Jace Brooks - Gwinnett County Commissioner

State Representative Michael Caldwell - Woodstock

Chuck Clay - Former Georgia GOP Chairman, State Senator and Cobb County Commissioner

Zakery Daniel - Hampton City Councilman

Dick Donovan - Paulding County District Attorney

State Representative Mike Dudgeon - Cumming

State Representative Geoff Duncan - Cumming

State Representative Chuck Efstration - Dacula

State Representative Gerald Greene - Cuthbert

Brandon Hembree - Sugar Hill City Councilman

State Senator Judson Hill - Marietta

State Senator Rick Jeffares - Locust Grove

State Representative Trey Kelly - Cedartown

Ryan Leonard - Douglas County Assistant District Attorney

State Senator PK Martin - Lawrenceville

Rey Martinez - Loganville City Councilman

State Representative Howard Maxwell - Dallas

Mayor Teresa Philyaw - Mayor of Hiram

State Representative Matt Ramsey - Peachtree City, State House Majority Whip

State Representative Bert Reeves - Marietta

Vic Reynolds - Cobb County District Attorney

Gabriel Sterling - Sandy Springs City Councilman

Shannon Wallace - Cherokee County District Attorney

Cris Eaton-Welsh - Kennesaw City Councilwoman

State Representative Bill Werkheiser - Glennville

 


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