Blakely’s Hughes will run for State Senate

Published 3:36 pm Friday, December 7, 2012

Conservative Republican grassroots leader Brad Hughes announced today that he will run in the special election on January 8th as a Republican candidate for State Senate District 11. District 11 covers Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Seminole, and parts of Mitchell and Thomas Counties.

“After much encouragement and prayerful consideration, I am announcing my candidacy for the 11 th Senate District of Georgia. I am running because our South Georgia families and farmers need a bold voice for our conservative values, for limited government, and for our way of life in the Senate.”

Hughes, who worked for Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the State Capitol, resigned his post on Friday to prepare for the race.

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“While I will work hard to continue his legacy, no one can fill the shoes of Senator John Bulloch. He is a larger than life figure whose starched blue jeans and cowboy boots, coupled with his South Georgia no nonsense approach, makes him an unmatched fixture in the General Assembly. Though I may not perfectly match those attributes, I am committed to replicate the Senator’s leadership and conservative ideals.”

Hughes is known in political circles for his conservative values. He believes in a strict interpretation of the Constitution and Federalist approach to a strong state government. He is unapologetically pro-life and pro-family.

“Along with my conservative approach, I am also extremely committed to strong ethics reform. Georgians have made their voices clear, and District 11 doesn’t need any career politicians who love the lobbyist funded entertainment culture.”

“I humbly ask for the vote of every person in District 11 with the pledge to always do what is best for them.”

Brad Hughes was raised in Blakely, Georgia and graduated from Early County High School. He holds degrees from The Baptist College of Florida and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as an assistant to State Representatives Kevin Cooke and Delvis Dutton and is immediate past Chairman of the 2 nd Congressional District Republican Party. In 2006, Hughes was the Republican nominee for US Congress in the 2 nd District. Most recently, He served in the Office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.