Elect David Cavender For Cobb Sheriff


As a military and Cobb law enforcement veteran, I look to restore leadership, order and confidence to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

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Meet David

With 17 years of military service, including a deployment to Iraq, and 15 years in law enforcement, I am proud to announce my candidacy for Sheriff, bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership to the role. My career has been defined by a commitment to teamwork, strategic planning, and the safety and well-being of Cobb County’s residents, highlighted by a decade on the SWAT team facing critical challenges head-on. My vision for the Sheriff’s Office is centered on creating a secure community where every citizen feels protected, emphasizing integrity, accountability, and transparency. As a dedicated servant to our community, I am passionate about continuing to protect and serve with your support, aiming for a brighter and safer future for Cobb County.





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Fraternal Order of Police endorses David Cavender

The largest Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Georgia, Cobb’s own Kermit Sanders Lodge #13, has endorsed David Cavender, the Republican challenging Democratic incumbent Craig Owens in the race for Cobb County sheriff this November.

Cavender, a sergeant in both the Cobb Police Department and the Army Reserves, got the nod from the lodge, composed of more than 1,300 members from law enforcement organizations in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties.

Jimmy Stephens, a retired lieutenant with the Cobb Police Department and the lodge’s treasurer, said the turnout for the endorsement vote would not be released until after the lodge’s July 10 meeting, when it will detail the results of the lodge’s members. However, he said the Cobb sheriff endorsement process was “extremely successful,” and turnout was the highest for an endorsement that he’s seen from the lodge’s membership


Coffee Table Talks

Grab a cup of Coffee and join us at the table as we get to know David Cavender who is a Cobb County Sheriff candidate!

Cobb Sheriff's Race Heats Up

Among the big ticket offices up for election this year is that of Cobb County sheriff. Five candidates are in the race.In 2020, Democratic challenger Craig Owens ousted longtime Republican Sheriff Neil Warren, bringing GOP control of that position to an end.

Now that’s wrapping up his first term, Owens finds himself facing Gregory Gilstrap in May’s Democratic primary. Owens faced Gilstrap four years ago and bested him then. If he does so this year, he will square off against the winner of the three GOP candidates vying in the Republican primary: David Cavender, Antaney Hogan and Ricci Mason.

In today’s column, Around Town takes a look at Cavender, 47, who is a sergeant in both the Army Reserves and the Cobb Police Department. Born in Atlanta, Cavender grew up in ….


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Please join us Saturday April 27, 2024 | 5:00 PM at Olde Town Tavern & Grille in Kennesaw. Show your support for David’s campaign for Cobb County Sheriff and enjoy great food and live music from Brothers Whitlock & Company.

Saturday April 27, 2024 5:00PM


Veterans For America First

Georgia Chapter of Veterans for Trump/VFAF announces the endorsement of David Cavender for Cobb County Sheriff in 2024.

“Cavender is a US Army Veteran and long time peace officer with a rich experience in many fields of law enforcement, mostly within Cobb County. Cavender explains that he can allocate resources and shorten call times in Cobb County if he is elected. Cavender is an America First Candidate who you can trust to uphold the Constitution of the State of Georgia and the Constitution of the United States.”

– Jared Craig, President Georgia Chapter of Veterans for Trump/VFAF