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Bobby Saxon is the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 10th Congressional District (map) of Georgia. He won the Democratic nomination in the July Congressional primary and will now go on to challenge incumbent Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) in the November Congressional elections.
Positions, record and controversies
Saxon was born and raised in the greater Athens area of Northeast Georgia. He was a member of FFA and president of both the 4-H club and Oconee County High School’s class of 1981. After graduation, Saxon attended North Georgia College and State University, where he was the freshman representative of the student government and was selected as a Freshman of the Month in the ROTC program. He then transferred to Georgia Southern University where he worked full-time and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a BBA in Management in 1987.
After earning his college degree, Saxon served eight years in the United States Army. He then returned home to Oconee County where he started a small business. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Saxon decided return to active military duty. He rejoined the Georgia Army National Guard and was promoted to the rank of Major in 2004. Major Saxon served in brief assignments in Afghanistan, and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Action Badge. His home unit was then mobilized to Iraq and there he served as the Battle Major for the 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad. When his tour of duty in Iraq ended, Bobby was appointed to the Army Operations Center at the Pentagon, where he monitored the United States military’s effort to suppress terror worldwide. Currently, he serves in the Georgia Army National Guard as the Plans Officer for the 78th Troop Command located in Decatur, Georgia.
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Saxon will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Georgia and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Bobby," BobbySaxon.com, retrieved July 9, 2008
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Georgia's 10th Congressional District
- ↑ Saxon's FEC filings
- ↑ Democratic Party PartyBuilder: Bobby Saxon
- ↑ Rachel Kapochunas, "Democrat Files to Challenge Rep. Broun in Georgia’s 10th," CQ Politics, August 16, 2007.
- ↑ Shannon McCaffrey, " 5 incumbents beat back challengers in Ga. primary," Associated Press, accessed via The Washington Post July 16, 2008.
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Georgia's 10th Congressional District
- Saxon's FEC filings
- Democratic Party PartyBuilder: Bobby Saxon
- Shannon McCaffrey, " 5 incumbents beat back challengers in Ga. primary," Associated Press, accessed via The Washington Post July 16, 2008.
- Rachel Kapochunas, "Democrat Files to Challenge Rep. Broun in Georgia’s 10th," CQ Politics, August 16, 2007.