Law enforcement organization endorses Columbus City Council, GA state rep. candidates

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A law enforcement organization announced its support of candidates in five races ahead of next week's election in Muscogee County.

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association-West Georgia Chapter endorsed  city council incumbents Bruce Huff, Evelyn 'Mimi' Woodson, and Judy Thomas as well as council candidate Tollie Strode Jr.  Vance Smith was endorsed for Georgia State Representative.

The association did not endorse a candidate for Columbus mayor. Members said they picked who they thought embodies the concerns of law enforcement's needs such as pay compression, cost of living raises, and retention.

A total of $3,000 was also awarded collectively in campaign contributions to the endorsed candidates.

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