Sheriff Butch Conway took sides last week in the runoff race to become Gwinnett’s newest legislator.
Conway joined other public safety officials and politicians in supporting Chuck Efstration, an attorney seeking the House District 104 seat, which Donna Sheldon recently vacated to turn her attention toward a congressional race.
“I am proud to support Chuck Efstration for State House,” the popular sheriff said in a press release. “Chuck is a proven public servant who spent years in law enforcement as an assistant district attorney where he worked to keep our families safe. I trust Chuck. He has the character and integrity we deserve, I know he will provide us with the energetic, conservative leadership that will make us proud.”
Efstration, a former prosecutor, also has the backing of his former boss, District Attorney Danny Porter, Gwinnett Solicitor Rosanna Szabo and Attorney General Sam Olens. Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks and the city’s council members, Commissioners Tommy Hunter and Jace Brooks and state Reps. Brett Harrell and Joyce Chandler have also endorsed Efstration, a former chairman of the Gwinnett GOP.
“I am honored to have the support of someone as respected as Sheriff Conway. I respect him and his years of service keeping our families safe in House District 104 and throughout Gwinnett County,” Efstration said.
The Dacula man was the lead vote-getter in the Nov. 5 special election. He will face community activist Teresa Cantrell in a Dec. 3 runoff.
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