U.S. Senate candidate Kingston visits Decatur County

By | April 24, 2014

U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston stopped by the small town of Climax, GA, to talk about agriculture and other issues before of a crowd of about 60-70 people on Thursday, April 24.

Kingston, a Republican from Savannah, Ga., is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie, Ga., who is retiring.

U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat, visited with supporters and interested citizens in Climax, GA on April 24, 2014. Pictured are Kingston with a group of local campaign supporters.

U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat, visited with supporters and interested citizens in Climax, GA on April 24, 2014. Pictured are Kingston with a group of local campaign supporters.

Kingston had visited Bainbridge on February 14 of this year, and returned as part of his campaign tour around the state. Kingston worked in insurance for about 10 years before entering politics in 1982. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1985-1993. He has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993.

In an approximately 16 minute speech, Kingston talked about his personal background and  the importance of agriculture and the military to Georgia’s economy. He also briefly answered questions from the audience.

Parker Park in Climax, GA, Decatur County, the site of a meet and greet event for U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston on April 24, 2014.

Parker Park in Climax, GA, Decatur County, the site of a meet and greet event for U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston on April 24, 2014.

Sowegalive.com also interviewed Kingston, asking him three questions:

  • Why is visiting Southwest Georgia important to him?
  • What does he think about the political conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, that also involves the U.S. and its NATO allies?
  • Now that the new Farm Bill has passed, what part of it is he proud of and how would he liked to see it tweaked?

Sowegalive’s interview with Congressman Jack Kingston (3:12):

 

Kingston’s remarks to audience (16:43):

 

You can visit Kingston’s official Congressional website at http://kingston.house.gov/

Jack Kingston was born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas, and grew up in Athens, GA, where he also attended the University of Georgia. Kingston's supporters in Decatur and Grady counties helped Kingston celebrate his birthday with a cookie cake.

Jack Kingston was born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas, and grew up in Athens, GA, where he also attended the University of Georgia. Kingston’s supporters in Decatur and Grady counties helped Kingston celebrate his birthday with a cookie cake.



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