Jack Kingston is United States Representative for the First Congressional District of Georgia. The district incorporates 17 counties in Southeast Georgia including the entirety of the state’s coastline.? At the present time he is also a candidate for the United States Senate, a seat currently occupied by Saxby Chambliss who is retiring.
Once he was elected to the US House of Representatives, he was quickly recognized as a leader on budget and spending issues and was appointed to the powerful House Appropriations Committee in his second term. Today he serves as Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee which oversees federal spending on worker safety, health, education, and retirement security programs.
He also serves as a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, a position he has used to ensure our troops are well-equipped and have access to high-quality services. Representing four major military installations, he maintains a close relationship with our troops, their commanders, and their families.
In 2013, Kingston was appointed to the State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies Subcommittee which oversees U.S. diplomatic efforts as well as some foreign aid and international security programs.
From 2008-2012, Kingston served as the top Republican on the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. In this role he fought for farmers, eliminated duplicative programs in the Department of Agriculture, and helped strengthen programs that ensure our safe and abundant food supply.
Before his election to Congress, Kingston sold agribusiness insurance and rose to the position of Vice President at a regional insurance brokerage. He also served in the Georgia State House from 1985-1992.
Kingston is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in economics. It was in Athens that he met his wife, Libby. Together they make their home in Savannah where they raised four children.
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