Georgia Sheriffs Denounce Doug Collins’ Criminal Defense History


ATLANTA – Today, Georgia sheriffs issued a joint statement disavowing career politician Doug Collins’ disastrous record of siding with violent criminals and endorsing Kelly Loeffler as the only law and order candidate in the race for her United States Senate seat:

“Kelly Loeffler has proven that she will stand with our law enforcement community to protect Georgia families and communities.

“Doug Collins has made a career out of putting the interests of criminals before the safety of Georgia’s families. In the Georgia legislature, he teamed up with Stacey Abrams to reduce prison sentences for violent offenders. As a criminal defense attorney, Collins defended drug dealers and domestic abusers, some of whom went on to commit even worse crimes.

“Georgia needs a leader who will always stand up for law and order– not violent criminals – which is why we’re proud to endorse Kelly Loeffler for United States Senate.”

Sheriff Jud Smith, Barrow County

Sheriff Clark Millsap, Bartow County

Sheriff Jim Proctor, Camden County

Sheriff Gary Sisk, Catoosa County

Sheriff Neal Jump, Glynn County

Sheriff Butch Conway, Gwinnett County

Sheriff Mike Jolley, Harris County

Sheriff Robert Oglesby, Jenkins County

Sheriff Joe Chapman, Walton County

Not only does Senator Loeffler have the endorsement of over a dozen sheriffs and district attorneys across Georgia, she also has a strong legislative record of supporting law enforcement. Last week, she introduced legislation to crack down on criminal gang activity, strengthen criminal gang sentencing guidelines, and deport illegal gang members. She has also introduced legislation to withhold federal funding from jurisdictions that attempt to defund their police departments.

Doug Collins, meanwhile, has a well-documented history of siding with criminals instead of holding them accountable. In the Georgia legislature, he teamed up with Stacey Abrams to reduce prison time for violent criminals. As a criminal defense attorney, he helped reduce and eliminate sentences for murderers, rapists, and child abusers – putting them back on the streets and jeopardizing the safety of our families and public safety officers alike.


Stephen Lawson

Communications Director

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