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Holly Springs, December 21, 2012 – Republican Senator Barry Loudermilk announced his full endorsement for Scot Turner today. Scot Turner is the Republican candidate for State House District 21 in the January 8, 2013 special election. “With the challenges we face in the coming years, it is imperative that we elect representatives that will protect and defend the Constitution and promote traditional American values. For this reason, I am putting my support behind Scot Turner for the Georgia House of Representatives. I believe Scot will be a strong voice for Cherokee County and will stand strong for conservative principles. Scot has my full endorsement, and I wish him the best in his campaign,” Sen. Loudermilk said. Senator Loudermilk’s endorsement adds to a growing list of conservative Republicans endorsing Scot Turner’s campaign, including current Cherokee County GOP Chairman, Bob Rugg, and former chairman, Jeff Duncan. Turner expressed his gratitude for Loudermilk’s endorsement. “It is an honor to earn the support of someone like Sen. Loudermilk. I look forward to working with the Senator under the Gold Dome to provide the people of Cherokee County with honest, professional public service in the House of Representatives.” Turner’s other endorsements in this race include: Helmut and Barbara Baxter, Cindy Castello, Rick Davies, Danny and Regina Davis, former chairman Jeff Duncan, John Marinko, COL. Lawrence Mrozinski [Ret.] USA, Cherokee GOP Chairman Bob Rugg, Diane Rugg, Allen Trent, Jeff Whitmire, and Representative-elect Michael Caldwell. ###
Scot has served as a precinct chair and a member of the Board of Directors for the Cherokee County Republican Party, as a Sergeantat-Arms for both the Sixth District and State GOP Conventions, established the social media efforts for the Canton Tea Party Patriots. He is currently the Chairman of the Cherokee County Young Republicans. In these positions, Scot has worked tirelessly to honor the conservative values instilled in him by his life experiences as well the traditional principles encouraged by Watermarke Community Church where he and his family are active congregants. Scot lives in Holly Springs with his wife of 14 years, Kelly , their two children and two cats and an ever lucky dog named Jack. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Tori Wester at by phone at 770.722.5573, by email at, or visit