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Hodges receives Clayton Co. law enforcement endorsement

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ATLANTA --  Three high-ranking law enforcement officials in Clayton County, south of Atlanta, have come out in favor of former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges in his bid for Georgia Attorney General.

Kemuel "Kem" Kimbrough, Tracy Graham-Lawson, and Tasha M. Mosley, are endorsing Hodges.

In a news release, the Hodges campaign quoted Sheriff Kimbrough: "Ken Hodges has done so much for Georgia in the courtroom, fighting to protect its citizens for more than a decade," Sheriff Kimbrough said. "I'm confident that he'll keep doing the job Georgia needs him to do in the Attorney General's office."

Kimbrough was first elected to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office in 2008. He previously served as a police Major under former Clayton County Sheriff Stanley Tuggle, and as a Child Advocate with the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.

"As a judge, I've seen first hand that we need an experienced trial attorney in the Attorney General's office," Graham-Lawson said, "and Ken's got more experience with Georgia courts than any other candidate."

A judge with the Clayton County Juvenile Court since 1999, Graham-Lawson was elected in 2008 to the county's District Attorney's office, having served as Assistant District Attorney from 1985 to 1995.

Mosley was elected to the Clayton County Solicitor-General's office in 2008.

"I am truly honored and blessed to receive the support of three members of the law enforcement community as qualified and experienced as Sheriff Kimbrough, District Attorney Graham-Lawson, and Solicitor-General Mosley," Hodges said. "Their record of protecting the most vulnerable in their community is an inspiration, from Sheriff Kimbrough's time on the board of Clayton Youth Leadership, to Mosley's work with pre-trial diversion efforts, to Graham-Lawson's leadership fighting youth truancy. I will carry their same dedication and commitment to fighting crime against women and children to the Attorney General's Office."

Ken Hodges served for 12 years as Dougherty County's District Attorney. A proven prosecutor, Hodges earned distinctions as the Chairman of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, the President of the District Attorney's Association of Georgia, and as the state's District Attorney of the Year in 2002. A winner of the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council's Eagle Award, Hodges believes in prosecuting public corruption, cracking down on gangs and urban crime, and supporting law enforcement in its efforts to protect all Georgians.

For more on Hodges' campaign, visit www.kenhodges.com, follow him at twitter.com/kh4ag, or become a fan at www.facebook.com/KenHodges4AG