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Friday July 3rd, 2015 2:16AM

ELECTION 2014: GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES

By Ken Stanford Reporter
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This year's General Election primaries are now just hours away - and here's your chance to get to know the candidates running for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and the contested Hall County races.

Below you will find information on the congressional candidates as well as candidates for the Hall County Board of Commissioners and Hall County Board of Education.

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*****U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 9TH DISTRICT

*NAME: Doug Collins

POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION: Republican

MOST RECENT/CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Current U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia

1) Why are you running for this office?

I am running for re-election because I believe Washington needs the commonsense values of northeast Georgia to protect our constitutional liberties, reduce the size and scope of the federal government, and lead us out of this economic rut.

2) Is the first time you have run for political office? (If "no," please explain.)

No, I successfully ran for this office two years ago, as well as three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives.

3) What qualifications for the office do you bring to the campaign?

I now have eight years of experience translating my constituents' concerns into legislative action. As a former small business owner, I understand the economic concerns facing our state and nation. I am committed to our national security as well as our servicemen and women as a current chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. More than anything, as father to Jordan, Copelan, and Cameron, I join with all Georgians who are concerned about the kind of America we will pass on to the next generation.

4) What do you see as the biggest concern/issue facing the country?

I am deeply troubled by the Administration's failure to meaningfully respond to Americans' legitimate concerns. Whether the issue is the economy, the IRS scandal, or Benghazi, President Obama and his allies in Congress have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the very people they swore to serve. We need to get back to a federal government that is truly of, by, and for the people
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