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Jack Kingston, United States Representative

Congressman Jack Kingston has served Georgia 's 1st District for the past 11 years and is now in his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his 19 years of public service at the state and national levels, he has fought to lower taxes, balance the budget, and reduce government interference in our lives.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for deciding how the federal budget is spent, Congressman Kingston serves on three subcommittees, including the Legislative Branch Subcommittee where he presides as Chairman.  Appropriations subcommittee chairs wield such influence over the federal budget, they are referred to as "Cardinals."

Congressman Kingston is also a member of the Military Construction Subcommittee. With the 1st District home to Robins AFB, Moody AFB, Ft. Stewart , Hunter Army Airfield and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Congressman Kingston has a keen interest in America 's defense abilities.

Working on the Agriculture Subcommittee, he maintains a close relationship with Georgia 's farmers and has been one of their strongest allies in Washington.

Considered one of the strongest communicators in Congress, Jack serves as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference and is a favorite guest of many network television programs to comment on issues of the day and to talk about current legislation.

His conservative track record has won him recognition and awards from many non-partisan citizens' groups. He has been named each term as a "Taxpayer's Hero," and has been recognized as "Senior Friendly" and "A Guardian of Small Business." Congressman Kingston was also awarded the "Watchdog of the Treasury Award," and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise " Award.

Congressman Kingston's district encompasses 29 counties in South Georgia stretching from Savannah to St. Marys, west to Moultrie and north to Warner Robins and includes five major military installations and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick.

Jack maintains his home in Savannah. He is married and has four children.

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