Originally created 11/20/02

Cheeks applauded for courageous switch



I commend state Sen. Don Cheeks of Augusta for his courageous and unselfish decision to switch to the Republican Party.

Although Sen. Cheeks is technically a Republican, all of his supporters realize he is a true independent who primarily supports one group - the group comprised of hard-working residents of his constituency.

Elbert Maddox, Augusta