Con­ser­va­tive ra­dio host en­dorses Brooks for state 112 house seat

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Con­ser­va­tive web writer and ra­dio host Erick Erick­son en­dorsed New­ton County res­i­dent Aaron Brooks for the Ge­or­gia House District 112 seat.

Erick­son is the edi­tor- in- chief of Red­State. com, a grass­roots con­ser­va­tive web­site, and talk show host on News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB. Brooks is com­pet­ing in a Repub­li­can runoff elec­tion against Mor­gan County res­i­dent Dave Bel­ton.

“If you’re in Aaron Brooks’ House District 112, vote for Aaron Brooks, he’s in the runoff,” Erick­son said. “He has worked hard on the ground, he’s a younger guy and he’s fresh blood in the state leg­is­la­ture,” Erick­son said June 12 on his ra­dio show.

“He’s a good guy, not a pro­po­nent of com­mon core. He’s a small govern­ment guy, very much worth sup­port­ing; take a look at him in House District 112.”

Brooks, who is a found­ing mem­ber of a fel­low grass­roots or­ga­ni­za­tion, the New­ton Con­ser­va­tive Lib­erty Al­liance, was ex­cited to get the en­dorse­ment.

“I’m thrilled to have the en­dorse­ment of Erick Erick­son, who is one of the prom­i­nent voices of the con­ser­va­tive move­ment,” Brooks said. “Erick has con­tin­u­ally been a leader for limited govern­ment and to have him rec­og­nize my cam­paign is an honor.”

Brooks sup­ports im­ple­ment­ing the FairTax and elim­i­nat­ing the state in­come tax. Brooks and the Lib­erty Al­liance have cam­paigned against county mill­age rate in­creases and govern­ment over­spend­ing.

Brooks is a re­gional sales man­ager for Fault­less Starch, a commercial laun­dry sup­plies com­pany based in Kansas City, Mis­souri. He has lived in Cov­ing­ton for 20 years with his wife of 15 years, Michelle. The cou­ple has two chil­dren and at­tend Philadel­phia United Methodist Church. Brooks also served in the U. S. Navy from 1994- 1995.

Erick­son’s en­dorse­ment of Brooks fol­lows on the foot­steps of for­mer House District 112 rep­re­sen­ta­tive Doug Holt en­dors­ing Brooks’ op­po­nent Bel­ton. New­ton County res­i­dent Ester Flem­ing Jr., who fin­ished third in the pri­mary for the 112 seat, also en­dorsed Bel­ton.

Bel­ton fin­ished first in the pri­mary with 2,079 votes ( 37.8 per­cent), while Brooks was sec­ond with 1,882 votes ( 34.22 per­cent).

For more in­for­ma­tion about Brooks call ( 770) 405- 9173 or email con­tact@aaron­brooks­forga.com; his cam­paign web­site is aaron­brooks­forga.com.

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