The Ted Cruz presidential campaign today announced its Georgia leadership team, as the candidate prepares to speak at the Red State Gathering in Atlanta, and to visit Savannah, Newnan and Midland over the weekend. The Peach State campaign will be headed by Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and 10th District Congressman Jody Hice. From the press release:
“Sen. Cruz is the kind of principled conservative we need to stop the Washington Cartel of establishment politicians and special interests who govern to enrich themselves before the American people,” said Georgia Chairman Ralph Hudgens. “I am proud to serve as his Georgia Chairman and lead this incredibly strong team of Georgia leaders.”
“I’ve known Sen. Cruz as a man of great strength of character and I’m deeply honored to serve in this role,” said Congressman Jody Hice.
“Georgia is a crucial state to the 2016 election and I am looking forward to working alongside the stronghold of courageous conservatives who work tirelessly to defend conservative principles across the state,” said Cruz. “The team we have put together has unparalleled experience running and winning campaigns at the grassroots level. I am honored and excited to have their enthusiastic support as we spread our message in Georgia and across the region.”
Named as co-chairs were District 28 Sen. Mike Crane, District 16 Sen. Marty Harbin, District 3 Sen. William Ligon, and District 29 Sen. Josh McKoon. Grassroots coordinators include Kay Godwin, Pat Tippett, and Brant Frost V.
District Chairmen include Debra Giddens, 1st District Chair; Rick Allen, 2nd District Chair; Katherine Frost, 3rd District Chair; Bronwyn Jennings, 4th District Chair; James Edwards, 5th District Chair; Katie Spee, 6th District Chair; Judy Craft, 7th District Chair; Gloria Alday, 8th District Chair; Carol Mahoney, 9th District Chair; Suzanne Hudgens, 10th District Chair; Scott Johnson, 11th District Chair; Lee Burton, 12th District Chair; Rich Thompson, 13th District Chair; and Jim Beck, 14th District Chair.
Others named to positions include Joe McCutchen, Georgia Radio Coordinator, Jan Horne, Georgia Visual Media Coordinator, Teri Sasseville, Georgia Social Media Coordinator, Gail Engelhardt, Georgia Social Media Coordinator, and Austin Mathis, Georgia Students for Cruz Coordinator.