he runs for Georgia's 11th Congressional District.Rep. Ed Lindsey, who represents Buckhead's state House District 54, said he will not resign from his current seat while
The U.S. House seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, who plans to run for U.S. Senate.
Sen. Barry Loudermilk, also running for Georgia's 11th Congressional District, resigned to focus more on his campaign. Lindsey issued a release last week stating that he would remain in office:
As a young man, my Dad always told me that, "the best way to get a job is to do well at the job you have."
Ten months ago, I asked my constituents in House District 54 to send me back to the Georgia General Assembly to fight for conservative principles and reform. Sticking taxpayers with the enormous cost of a special election for the sake of advancing my political career is an example of the kind of self centered politics that dominate Washington today. It will only stop when conservative leaders actually lead.
Next year, I am asking the people of Georgia's 11th Congressional District to send me to our nation's capitol to fight for real conservative reform.
In keeping with my Dad's wisdom, I will prove that I am the strongest candidate for Congress by finishing the job I was elected to do under the Gold Dome. On issues such as expanding school choice, preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, reforming the tax code with the FairTax, and protecting the sanctity of life, you can expect me to always do what is best for the taxpayers and for our country.
After all, isn't that what public service is all about?