The Republican state senator from Cassville, who represents the western half of Cherokee County, will run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ed Lindsey is seeking Republican nomination for the U.S. Congressional 11th District, which includes Cherokee County.
Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), who represents the 54th district in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he is seeking Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 11th district stretches from Bartow, Cherokee and the west and northwestern portion of Cobb counties and also includes Buckhead and Sandy Springs. That seat will be soon vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election to. In an email, Lindsey noted the 11th district is a "wonderful and diverse district where over 700,000 of us have chosen to live, work, play, worship, and strive for better opportunities for our families…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta, who represents Cherokee County, says he is running for U.S. Senate seat next year.
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) has tossed his hat into the ring to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Gingrey, who represents Cherokee County in the U.S. House of Representatives, went to his hometown of Augusta on Wednesday to make the announcement. Gingrey is the second Republican congressman from Georgia to enter the race for the seat, which will be vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Rep. Paul Broun of Watkinsville announced his bid last month. While no one else has formally entered the fray, Republicans Rep. Tom Price of Roswell and Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and Democratic Rep. John Barrow are all considering bids for the seat, the National Journal and SeattlePi.com report. In his remarks, Gingrey promised to trim the …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Three paintings of Cherokee County landmarks will be on display in U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's public office.
Artwork representing three Cherokee County landmarks will travel to the nation's capital to be on display later this month. The congressional staff of Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) chose the work of Woodstock artist Ann Litrel to represent the county in the congressman's public office. The art includes paintings that depict the Woodstock Train Depot, Canton Theatre and the Gresham Mill at Sixes Road. Each painting will be hung with a museum-style tag detailing the history of each landmark. “It’s nice to know that visitors or colleagues will see a little piece of Cherokee County history when they visit Congressman Gingrey in Washington,” she added. Gingrey represents portions of Cobb and and all of Cherokee County in the U.S. House of …
Monday, January 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, touched on the hot-button issue during an address to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Tell us what you think of Gingrey’s comments.
The phrase “legitimate rape,” uttered by the now former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin last August in the midst of his re-election campaign, is one he and Republicans likely hoped most Republicans would forget last year. Akin’s comments suggesting that victims of "legitimate rape" have a built-in defense against pregnancy likely played a factor in the Missouri Republican's political defeat in November. While Akin’s comments became part of the political landscape in 2012, they have resurfaced in the early days of 2013, but this time in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, said as he spoke to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce that the former representative was “partly right.” Here’s what Gingrey, an OB-GYN who also …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
"It did not address spending, entitlement or tax reform in any meaningful way," he said on his Facebook page this afternoon.
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), whose district includes Cherokee County, voted against the fiscal cliff deal that Congress approved late Tuesday. "I opposed the Senate amendment regarding the fiscal cliff because it did not address spending, entitlement or tax reform in any meaningful way," he said on his Facebook page this afternoon. "Furthermore, it continues Washington's habit of kicking the can down the road, fails to provide certainty for job creators or protection for small businesses." The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257 to 167 to send the measure to President Obama's desk for his signature. Had a deal not been reached, broad tax increases would have taken effect this month and there would have have been $110 billion in …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The representative of Georgia’s 11th district discussed the economy, gay marriage, Obamacare and this year’s presidential race Monday night.
On the heels of President Barack Obama's stated support of gay marriage, Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, addressed the issue during a town-hall meeting Monday night at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. “I don’t like the secularism that’s occurring in this country one bit and I think it is incumbent upon those of us [that] stand strong, to stand very strong, in regard to that and say ‘look, Billy and I believe that marriage is a sacrament,’” Gingrey said. “I’m not ashamed to say that, and I won’t be ashamed to say that, and I hope our nominee on my side of the aisle will not back away from saying that and stand strongly.” Gingrey, who is up for reelection this fall, said he will continue to “stand strong for Christian, …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sign up by Monday at 5 p.m. to get a hands-on demonstration of military opportunities and learn about applying for and attending one of the military service academies.
Teens can learn all about the five U.S. service academies and how to apply to attend them during the annual Military Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base on May 12. The free event is aimed at eighth- to 12th-graders who are interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “I am pleased to once again host this unique opportunity for Georgia students to learn about our nation’s military academies,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, the Georgia Republican organizing the event. “Students and their families will hear about what each academy has to offer, as well as learn more about the requirements and application process for attending these fine …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The congressman from Marietta said that the addition of political rhetoric in the President's remarks is what made him decide to leave Thursday's prayer breakfast.
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), Cherokee's would-be congressman, walked out of President Barack Obama's address at the National Pancake Breakfast on Thursday morning. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gingrey was "offended" by the "injection of political rhetoric into an occasion of non-partisan reflection." Gingrey spokeswoman Jen Talaber told the AJC's Jim Galloway that the congressman listened to a few minutes of Obama's speech before exiting the event that was attended by more than 3,000 people. “He was glad that the president attended, but he felt that there were 364 days in a year to give a speech on your policies or campaign rhetoric,” Talaber told the newspaper. "[Gingrey] said he was disappointed, because he …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rep. Tom Price now represents Cherokee, but with the new redistricting plans, Rep. Phil Gingrey could be representing the county in the 11th District after the November congressional elections.
Cherokee County’s would-be congressman took a tour Wednesday to get to know his new turf. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) visited some key locations in and around Canton, such as the airport and the county administration building, the Cherokee Tribune reported. He also sat down for a question-and-answer session with the Tribune. Gingrey, an obstetrician-gynecologist in his fifth term in Congress, represents the 11th District, which now stretches from Marietta through Paulding and Bartow counties and into northwest Georgia. But under the redistricting plan the Justice Department approved just before Christmas, Gingrey’s district will shift east and south and include Cherokee for November’s elections. If he wins a sixth term, he will begin …