Georgia State Representative Timothy Barr announced this afternoon his bid for Congress.
In a post to social media, Barr stated that he is running for Georgia's 10th district. This district covers urban and rural areas in the eastern portion of the state, including the cities of Athens, Jackson and Winder. The seat is currently held by Republican Jody Hice, who announced earlier this year that he will seek the Secretary of State position.
In his announcement, Barr said that a trip to Bolivia exposed him to an oppressive government. He claims that the current presidential administration is doing the same thing in America, leading to his decision to run.
"Under President Biden, we have a federal government that is actively eroding our liberty," said Barr. "I, for one, refuse to be a generation who hands our country over to socialism and this is why I have decided to run for Congress...in Washington, I won’t cave to the Biden Administration or the radical left and I will actively take on the 'cancel culture' that seeks to silence conservatives."
Barr currently represents Georgia's 103rd district in the State Legislature. He was first elected to the seat in 2013.