Lynn Westmoreland who represents Georgia’s Third Congressional District has announced his endorsement of Ralph Hudgens in the race for State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. In making his announcement, Westmoreland said, “I served with Ralph Hudgens in the Georgia General Assembly and I know Ralph to be an effective leader who can get things done. Ralph is a pragmatic, consensus building problem solver who possesses the skills necessary to be an excellent Insurance Commissioner for Georgia. Ralph and Suzanne Hudgens have been dear friends of both Joan and me for years and I am proud to support his candidacy to be Georgia's next Insurance Commissioner.”
Hudgens has pledged meaningful reform of the Department of Insurance and to work closely with the state legislature to battle the federal take over of health insurance. In the 2010 Georgia General Assembly session, Hudgens passed legislation designed to prevent any Georgian from being forced into Obama Care. Ralph Hudgens expressed appreciation for Congressman Westmoreland’s support, “Lynn Westmoreland is a man of character and fierce independence who is dedicated to the principles of our founding fathers and is respected by freedom loving Georgians. I welcome his support.”
The Office of Commissioner of Insurance is a very
important one to the people of our state. Given his background Hudgens says he is prepared to lead the office through the difficult times ahead. Hudgens, who is from Athens, has a proven track record as a successful family business owner who has created
jobs and made payroll, year after year. Hudgens has also picked up the endorsement of three of his former opponents for Insurance Commissioner. Tom Knox, Harold Logsdon and Gerry Purcell have all endorsed Ralph Hudgens. In making his endorsement Purcell said, “After 16 years,
we need a fresh start. Ralph's positive and clean primary
campaign further demonstrates he has the ethics, the honesty, and
the character that the people of Georgia deserve. When it comes to leadership, Ralph Hudgens is the
candidate who spearheaded legislation to protect the rights of
nine million Georgians to make their own health care decisions.
That is leadership. It is without
hesitation that I endorse his candidacy”. Last week, Ralph Hudgens also picked up the support of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (Big I). The Big I is largest and most influential agents organization in the State. The run off for Insurance Commissioner will be held Tuesday, August 10th.