Phil Niekro to Chair Hawkins for Congress Campaign

Posted August 23rd, 2009 by: Sean K. Stewart

Gainesville – Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has been named as Campaign Chairman for Lee Hawkins’ campaign for U.S. Congress representing the 9th District of Georgia.

In making the announcement, Hawkins, who currently serves in the Georgia State Senate, noted that he was honored that Niekro had accepted the position.

“Phil Niekro is an individual I have admired for years, first as a Hall of Fame pitcher, and more recently as untiring community volunteer, especially in service to children and the disadvantaged,” Hawkins said. “He has always been willing to work for the betterment of his community and he will be a valued and trusted advisor to my campaign.”

Niekro, who noted he has not previously been active in political campaigns, said he was accepting the Chairmanship of Hawkins’ campaign for congress because, “I’ve known Lee Hawkins for a number of years and have observed him as a man of intelligence and integrity, a man who will stand up for the best interest of the people of our district.”

Niekro added, “Lee is respected within the community for his honesty, candor and work ethic. He studies the issues from health care to protecting our natural resources, and most importantly, he listens to his constituents. And, that’s why I’m going to be working to make sure we send Lee Hawkins to Congress representing the 9th District.”

The Hawkins Campaign will be making other announcements in the coming weeks regarding other campaign volunteers, including county vice chairmen throughout the district.

Hawkins, a Gainesville family dentist, is a former President of the Georgia Dental Association; a 9th District native, Hawkins and his wife Sharon live in Gainesville.

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Phil Niekro to Chair Hawkins for Congress Campaign
Posted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 by Sean K. Stewart.
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