According to a media release, Woodruff enters the race as a life-long conservative Republican with “a strong criminal justice background and seeks to bring proactive leadership and fairness to the district attorney’s office.”
Woodruff said he questions the incumbent’s Republican credentials, adding that he is “clearly a better choice for primary voters.”
Woodruff’s campaign, according to the release, said “it is hard to believe that the current district attorney, Buzz Franklin, truly believes in conservative Republican principles.”
“Buzz Franklin has spent his life running as an ardent Democrat and still felt that the platform of the Democrat Party fit his candidacy when he ran on the same ticket recently with Barack Obama. Republicans in north Georgia are smart, and the more they learn about Doug Woodruff, the more they will see it’s time for a change,” said Brandon Lewis, spokesperson for Woodruff’s campaign.
Woodruff’s legal career began as a civil servant, where he worked as a volunteer fire fighter, a sheriff’s dispatcher and deputy sheriff. Since his graduation from law school 16 years ago, he has worked as a private attorney, assistant district attorney and as chief assistant public defender.
Woodruff has seen the criminal justice system “from all sides,” the release states, and this gives him “a unique perspective” on law enforcement matters.
“North Georgia is a wonderful place to live, work and worship. Our citizens deserve to live their lives free from the threat of crime. They also deserve a district attorney who will be a strong, visible leader for their community when it’s necessary and who will be fair and just on every case. I look forward to telling voters exactly why I’m the candidate to do that,” Woodruff said.
Woodruff grew up in Rock Spring and is a life-long Republican. He and his wife of 20 years, Terri (Waters) Woodruff, live in Ringgold. Woodruff is an active member of Rock Spring United Methodist Church, where he chairs the Board of Trustees and has served as the church pianist for most of the last 27 years.
Woodruff will host a campaign kick-off at 7 p.m. on April 26 at Lee and Gordon's Mill in Chickamauga. He said he encourages all citizens in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit to join him. The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit includes Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties.
To learn more, visit www.DougWoodruff.com or call 706-375-1966.