Another Co-Chair for Scott Walker’s effort in Georgia signs on with Rubio

Florida Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio has gained the endorsements of a number of additional state and local elected officials in Georgia just before tonight’s upcoming debate in Milwaukee. Having previously received the endorsement of six state legislators, this group signifies the momentum [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] is gaining here in Georgia and nationally. The full list of endorsements is a strong showing of support, and a few of the key supporters were willing to go on the record as to why they want to see Marco as the next president.

House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City)
State Representative Bill Werkheiser (R-Glennville)
State Representative Michael Caldwell (R-Woodstock)
State Representative Brian Strickland (R-McDonough)
State Representative Mike Dudgeon (R-Cumming)
Chuck Clay, Former GAGOP Chairman, State Senator and Cobb County Commissioner
Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabriel Sterling
Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks
Loganville City Councilman Rey Martinez
Kennesaw City Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh
Hampton City Councilman Zakery Daniel

Among those endorsing is Georgia House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey, who previously served as Georgia Co-Chair for Governor Scott Walker’s Campaign in Georgia. Rep. Ramsey he had this to say about his support for Marco;

“[mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] has a vision for America that has set himself apart from the other candidates. At a time when the Republican Party needs to look towards the future, Marco Rubio has the leadership this country needs. I’m happy to endorse Marco Rubio for President and support his effort in Georgia.”

Also among the new list of endorsers is Chuck Clay, who has served in many roles over the years in Georgia, including times when Republicans were few and far between. Most notably Chuck Clay served as GAGOP Chairman during the 2000 election and as Minority Leader of the State Senate during the 1990’s;

“As Republicans, I’ve always felt it is incumbent upon us to bet on the future and the next generation to move our party forward. I also know, along with many others, that our country needs bold leadership and a change in direction. Marco has demonstrated he understands the importance of America’s strength in the world, he has what it takes to be the new leader of this nation and I’m proud to support him.”

Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabe Sterling was the first local elected official to endorse [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ]. He had this to say:

“I’ve spent most of my life working to move the conservative agenda forward at all levels; local, state and federal. In that time I have watched many officials come and go. Given the state of our nation today, I think Marco Rubio has the best opportunity to successfully bring real leadership and reform to protect and enhance the American dream for all Americans in the future. Our country is ready for a new generation to lead us in making the 21st Century another amazing American Century. We need Marco Rubio to be our next President.”

These Elected Officials join these who serve on [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ]’s Georgia Leadership Team:

Congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001189′ ] (R – 8th District)
State Senator P.K. Martin (R-Lawrenceville)
State Rep. Geoff Duncan (R-Cumming)
State Rep. Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville)
State [mc_name name=’Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’C001080′ ]ck Efstration (R-Dacula)
State Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown)
State Rep. Bert Reeves (R-Marietta)

Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) also endorsed Rubio after Governor Walker dropped out of the Presidential race.

To join [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ]’s campaign in Georgia “like” the Georgia for Rubio Facebook page and subscribe to the email list.