Two-term Commissioner Derek Good of Cherokee County withdrew suddenly from the July 20 Republican primary Tuesday afternoon over past inaccuracies about his military service.
Robert Trim, a political consultant who has helped Good campaign previously, responded to a call to Good from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Trim said that when Good first ran for office about nine years ago, he mentioned in an interview that he had served as an Army Ranger. That was not true, but it was printed.
Trim said Good had served in the Army and attended Ranger training, but did not graduate because of an injury and eventual honorable medical discharge. Good, however, never corrected himself.
“Over time, he went with it because it was easier to stick with what people already believed than correct it,” Trim said.
However, during a Tuesday interview with a county newspaper reporter, the interviewer was going over Good’s background and asked about his military service.
“It has been weighing on
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