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Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway Endorses Tommy Hunter in Runoff Election

Sheriff Conway Endorses Tommy Hunter for District Three County Commissioner in the Runoff Election August 21st.

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway has placed his support behind candidate Tommy Hunter for District Three County Commissioner and had the following to say:

"Tommy Hunter is a solid conservative who will be responsive to Gwinnett’s citizens.  I urge you to vote for Tommy on Tuesday.” The Sheriff went on to say, “You can make a difference."

Hunter is grateful to have the recent endorsement and stated the following, “I have always had the greatest respect for Sheriff Conway.  He’s been a driving force for Conservative causes in Gwinnett for many years and earning his support is a great honor for me.”  

He went on to say, “I look forward to serving the citizens of District Three with an open door policy and respect for my constituents that will make all who have given their support to my campaign proud.” 

Hunter lives in Buford with his wife Judith and their two children.  He runs his own company and also served as a County Planning Commissioner.   The family attends Harmony Baptist church where he has served as a Sunday school teacher since 2007. 

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(Editor's note: this information was provided by Tommy Hunter's Campaign.)

Diana August 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I have always liked Butch Conway - his contribution to animal welfare is second to none. I thought it was just a rumor that he wanted to consolidate the sheriffs department with the GCPD. So is he going to put the GCPD Chief in charge or himself? A power play? He needs to stick with what he does well and leave the running of the GCPD alone. Once again I guess I'll be voting against someone rather than voting for someone. I don't want to eliminate either department. I'm very disappointed to learn the rumor about Butch is true. :(
George Wilson August 21, 2012 at 01:53 PM
@larry Reid What I said was that the national debt short term is not the problem we should be debating.This statement was made in the context of discussions/posts about the problem of debt. The problem is lack of demand and unemployment.I would also add reform of the tax code including eliminating the Bush tax cuts on those making over $250,000 per year. .Solve these three problems and the national debt will start to decrease.We can start to create the solutions to these problems by spending more not less especially on infrastructure.
George Wilson August 21, 2012 at 04:08 PM
@Floyd Akridge & Larry Reid Argumentum ad hominen is a fallacyin logic
George Wilson August 21, 2012 at 04:25 PM
@Diana The elimination of the Sheriffs departments in urban areas would be a major reform and a savings to the taxpayers.But it would be opposed by the politically powerful Sheriffs Association and would probably require a constitutional amendment.If you look at the history of urban sheriffs departments ,you always see scandal and corruption.Clayton county is a good example.Recently,didn't we have a problem with the sheriffs' personnel following the Gwinnett county commission chairman, to try to get him on a drunk driving charge?Everything should be on the table for government savings and not just cutting teachers and increasing class sizes and this includes the sacred cows like the Sheriff's office.
Diana August 22, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Thank you Mr.Wilson for your reply. I've always been a supporter of the GCPD, well since I moved to Gwinnett in 1987. If one has to go for the sake of taxes I'd much rather it be the sheriffs department.


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