ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dozens of South Georgia elected officials stood with Congressman Sanford Bishop Tuesday to endorse him.
On the Dougherty County courthouse steps, Bishop joined with leaders who hold city, county, and state offices in the 2nd Congressional District.
Bishop announced that 71 elected office holders have given their endorsement to him.
"That stimulus money that everybody talks so much about. Dougherty County and Albany got $30 million, and we want to thank Congressman Bishop for his efforts," said Albany Mayor Dr. Willie Adams.
"I believe that the record will reflect that I have delivered for the people of the Second Congressional district," said Bishop.
Bishop has represented the Second Congressional District for 18 years. He faces a tough challenge from state representative Mike Keown from Thomas County.
State Sen. Ed Harbison State Rep. Calvin Smyre Ben Richardson, Solicitor General John Darr, Muscogee County Sheriff Alonzo Whitaker, Assistant District Attorney State Rep. Carolyn Hugley State Rep. Debbie Buckner Commissioner Franklin Holmes (Talbot) Commissioner Freeman Montgomery (Talbot) School Board Member Austin Taylor (Stewart) Commissioner Redding (Stewart) Chairman Chattahoochee Co. Emmitt Moore Commissioner Kevin Brown (Marion) Mayor Ralph Brown (Buena Vista) Councilwoman Gladys Thomas (Buena Vista) City Councilwoman Evelyn Turner Pugh (Columbus) Commissioner Patty James-Bently, (Taylor County) Dr. Willie Adams, Mayor City of Albany Mayor Willie James Larry (Montezuma) Commissioner John Hayes (Dougherty) Crisp Co. Commission Chair. Arthur James Nance Councilman Randy Hill (Sylvester) Commissioner John Hayes (Dougherty) State Senator Freddie Powell Sims State Rep. Carol Fullerton Commissioner Jon Howard, City of Albany Commissioner Al Hurley, (Americus) Commissioner Lucious Holloway (Dawson) Councilman Artie Gardner (Dawson) Councilman Eddie Daniels (Vienna) Commissioner Christopher Pike (Albany) City Councilman Melvin Powell (Sylvester) County Commissioner Tony Hall (Worth) City Councilman Annette Morman (Baconton) Co. Comm. Benjamin Haywood (Mitchell) County Commissioner Albert Ball (Grady) County Commissioner Dr. Charles Stafford (Decatur) County Commissioner Charles Renaud (Grady) Mayor Mary Jo Haywood (Camilla) County Commissioner Alton Harrison (Seminole) Mayor Ronnie Ingram (Iron City) Councilman Mike Spooner (Donalsonville)
County Commissioner Keith Jones (Mitchell County)
County Commissioner Annie Willingham (Mitchell County)
Councilman Deidra White, (Valdosta)
County Commissioner Joyce Evans (Lowndes)
County Commissioner Dr. Earl Perry (Decatur)
County Commissioner Merrill Baker (Thomas)
Councilman David Lewis (Thomas)
Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard (Albany)
Mr. Joe White, Mitchell County Board of Education Chairman