Committee for Good Government releases endorsements

Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorsed candidates Tuesday in four May 20 Augusta commission elections and the Democratic primary for state senate District 22.

Committee President Richard Isdell said the only endorsement which "really surprised" him was the group's 28-20 vote to endorse attorney Harold Jones over Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson for the senate seat, for which there are no Republican contenders.

Voting after each candidate had three minutes to speak to the crowd, the committee endorsed Veterans Administration retiree Dennis Williams in the commission District 2 race; neighborhood activist Sammie Sias in the District 4 election; former Richmond County Republican party chairman Bob Finnegan for commission District 6 and incumbent businessman Grady Smith for Super District 10.

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