Today, Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith endorsed Matt Richards in his bid for United States Congress to replace Jody Hice. With this endorsement, Smith has become the first local sheriff to formally pick a candidate in the race for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.
“I’m proud to endorse Matt Richards in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District to replace Jody Hice,” said Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith. “As a political outsider, successful businessman, and demolition expert, I know Matt will take his sledgehammer to Washington, get the job done, and be a voice for everyday Georgians. As someone who unequivocally supports our first responders, I know Matt will always fight to fully fund law enforcement and have our back every step of the way. I encourage my fellow Barrow County residents to join me in supporting Matt Richards for Congress.”
“Now more than ever, as our nation is swept by historic crime waves and radical anti-police rhetoric, our men and women in law enforcement deserve a strong leader that will back the blue 100%,” said Matt Richards. “It is a tremendous honor to have the endorsement of Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith, who knows that I will wreck the Left’s ‘defund the police’ movement and that I’ll always do whatever it takes to deliver the resources our officers need. Our first responders put their lives on the line every day – and I will never stop fighting to support the Georgia heroes who keep our communities safe.”