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Former Rep. Jack Kingston

Republican  •  Georgia 11 Terms  •  Sworn In 1993
Last Term 2013 - 2015 View All

Kingston was born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas, but spent most of his life in Athens, Georgia. He earned a degree in economics from the University of Georgia. He has lived in Savannah since 1977 and spent 25 years selling insurance and agribusiness throughout southeastern Georgia before his election to Congress.

Kingston ran for Congress in 1992 after serving eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives. At the time, he claimed, "I have a Democrat's heart and a Republican's brain. You have to have a heart, but a brain, too, to solve problems," a message that resounded well with a realigning Southern electorate. Kingston won decisively with 58 percent of the vote, and he has not been seriously challenged since. He ran unopposed in 1998 and 2004. Read More...

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