U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga) told a group of Forsyth County republicans on Saturday that he will enter the GOP 2014 primary to fill the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga).
Kingston, who currently represents Georgia’s 1st congressional district in U.S. House of Representatives, attended the Forsyth County Republican Party monthly meeting this weekend, where he reportedly said that he will seek the Republican nomination.
In January, Chambliss announced that he will not run for re-election, and several Georgia politicians are expected to enter the contest to replace him. U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga) already announced his candidacy on February 6th.
Kingston, a born Texan, graduated from University of Georgia and entered state politics in 1984. In 1992, the congressman ran for U.S. House and has represented the 1st district ever since.
Kingston was the first Republican to represent the district since the Reconstruction and he has never lost an election.
Kingston is married to Libby Morris with whom he has four children.