“He takes his oath to support and defend the Constitution seriously, and I believe he will represent us very well in Congress.”

Cassville, GA, June 5, 2014 – Loudermilk for Congress today announced the endorsement of long time Cobb County Sheriff, Bill Hutson.

“Barry Loudermilk understands the Constitutional role and authority of the Sheriff and the Sheriff’s Office. He has earned the support and respect of the law enforcement community in every area he has represented, and I believe that he will continue that trend here in Cobb County,” stated Hutson. “Barry has a proven record as a man of integrity and honesty. He takes his oath to support and defend the Constitution seriously, and I believe he will represent us very well in Congress.”

“This is a very special endorsement,” said Loudermilk. “Bill Hutson is a true public servant and a man of great character. His long and distinguished career in law enforcement served Cobb County and the entire state of Georgia well, and he continues to be an incredible asset to the community. I am proud to have Bill’s support,and I will work hard to serve the citizens of the 11th District with the same commitment and passion.”

Biography
Bill Hutson has been a resident of Cobb County for 47 years. He is married to Jackie Hutson, is father to Jon Hutson and Tamie Leach and proud grandfather of Justin, Jared, Kelsey, and Jonathan. He is a member of Roswell Street Baptist Church and has been actively involved in numerous community and youth organizations in Cobb for over 40 years. His years of service as Sheriff to the citizens of Cobb were accentuated by his character, integrity, and leadership to efficiently manage a budget and personnel resources, and achieve duties and responsibilities in a manner that was positively accountable and acceptable to the taxpayers of Cobb.

Professional Experience
Executive Director of Georgia Peace Officer and Training Council – 3 years
Sheriff of Cobb County – 27 years (longest serving Sheriff in the history of Cobb)
Marietta Police Department – 11 years

Current Board and Authority Service
United Community Bank Cobb – Board of Directors
Cobb County Employees Pension Fund – Board of Trustees
Georgia Sheriffs’ Retirement – Board of Commissioners
Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes – Board of Directors
Cobb County Kennestone Hospital Authority – Trustee
North Georgia State Fair Association – Board of Directors, Treasurer

Service & Community Recognition
Marietta Daily Journal – “Citizen of the Year Award” – 1992
One of Georgia’s Most Influential People – James Magazine – 2005 & 2006
Recipient of First Annual Governor’s Public Safety Award for Outstanding Job Performance
Georgia National Guard and Reserve – Golden Eagle Award
Inside Cobb Magazine – “Best Elected Leader” – Best of Cobb Issue – 1991
Cobb County Bar Association – Liberty Bell Award
Smyrna-Oakdale Moose Lodge – Mr. Cobb County
Recognized as “Sheriff of The Year” by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, County Officers, Association of Georgia, and the National Sheriffs’ Association
Georgia Sheriffs’ Association – Lifetime Membership Award
Peace Officers’ Association of Georgia – Lifetime Membership Award
National Sheriffs’ Association – Lifetime Membership Award
National Sheriffs’ Association – Board of Directors – 19 years