Ken DeLoach Announces Bid for Georgia’s Second Congressional District Seat

Educator and minister Ken DeLoach has announced his candidacy for Georgia’s second congressional district, and according to his announcement, has already met with Republican groups in Peach, Lee, Bibb and Muscogee counties and will participate in the Republican debate on February 28th in Lee County.

-Most of the rest of the announcement is below the jump…

DeLoach is currently the Dean of Students and a teacher at Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Bibb County as well as Associate Pastor at River of Light Church in Warner Robins. He is also the current 1st Vice-Chairman of the Houston County Republican Party.

DeLoach, a native Georgian, made the decision to run after being approached by several people within that district.”We’re receiving very positive feedback on our messages of jobs, jobs, jobs. The people of Georgia’s second congressional district want more jobs, not more government. A government check can neither buy a man’s dignity nor his dreams.”

“We’ve put together a team, not just to see us through the Republican Primary on July 31st, but to see us to victory on November 6th. We will return this district to those who have the real answers to our problems: We the People,” DeLoach added.

Individuals may visit www.deloachforgeorgia.com to research Ken’s positions, volunteer or contact the campaign.

15 comments

  1. CobbGOPer says:

    Just what we need in Congress: a professional pastor, so they can focus even more time on distracting and un-important social issues.

    • ricstewart says:

      Isn’t it possible that a pastor could be an elected official without necessarily prioritizing social issues?
      (Not Ken DeLoach, just any pastor in general. And I said possible, not probable.)

      • CobbGOPer says:

        Anything’s possible. Is it probable?

        Unlikely.

        While his campaign fliers – and his campaign message – all focus on jobs, jobs, jobs, I can just about guarantee that jobs will end up taking a back seat to an abortion crusade, or some similarly frustrating issue that has nothing to do with jobs or the economy. Should he get elected, that is.

        But since he’s running against Sanford Bishop, I think we can reasonably assume Mr. DeLoach will not be preaching to the choir on Capitol Hill any time soon.

  2. BullGator says:

    “jobs, jobs, jobs” is not a social issue.

    Per Ken Deloach’s website: http://www.deloachforgeorgia.com

    Issues: ENERGY, EDUCATION, BORDERS and IMMIGRATION, HEALTH CARE, NATIONAL DEFENSE, FREEDOM OF SPEECH and TORT REFORM (and more)

    looks like a lot more than a one issue candidate

  3. oldman45 says:

    This guy ran against Austin Scott in 2010. I don’t think he even lives in the 2nd Congressional District. I think he lives in the 8th.

  4. KD_fiscal conservative says:

    He will get ~40% of the vote in the general election. There is effectively a 0% chance of Sanford losing to any Republican, the last round of redistricting left the 2nd with even more Dems. This guy is wasting his time.

  5. swga resident says:

    Unfortunately, the 2nd congressional district was sold out by the republican party in redistricting, making it impossible to get Bishop out of office and making certain Austin Scott stays in office.

  6. oldman45 says:

    Austin Scott fell in line with the leadership immediately so they wanted to keep him and sold out the 2nd to do that. They knew they could deal with Bishop. Bishop’s only interest is staying in Washington as long as he can. He does nothing and leaves the 2nd without any real representation. Politics as usual. Term limits are our only hope.

    • Ken says:

      Or you could try to make a difference and support a candidate and see if that candidate can win instead of writing everyone off.

      • swga resident says:

        It’s hard not to be cynical when you tried as hard as we did in the 2nd district in 2010 to replace Bishop with someone more in line with the conservative thinking of much of SW GA. And then we were assured by the republicans in office that we would at least be given a fair shot in redistricting. Shock…………they lied to us about the redistricting. I agree that term limits are our only hope but I’m pretty sure we’ll never see that happen.

  7. oldman45 says:

    I’m going to support the republican candidates in SW GA. My votes will be easy in November…ABBOB…anybody but Bishop or Obama!

    • Calypso says:

      While agree with your desired result, please keep in mind that not any old body can beat Obama in November. If this is also the desired result of most Republicans, I advise they think long and hard about for whom they pull the lever in the primary.

  8. Doug Deal says:

    Ken DeLoach is a great guy and I wish him luck in a very tough race in what is now a strongly Democratic district. Ken is the type of person people say they want in Congress while they vote for the usual cut throat politico.

  9. slyram says:

    President Obama really appreciates these guys running against Rep. Bishop because the Bishop Campaign Machine will be in full affect in Columbus, Albany and now Macon. The GOP will likely win Georgia but how will it look if Obama wins Georgia and narrowly wins reelection.

    If you guys really wanted Bishop out of Congress, the move would have been to encourage the ag community to support his bid for Agriculture Secretary then replace him with a nice African American Republican like Tim Scott. Speaking of Scotts, Austin Scott’s campaign demeanor should be the model for candidates against Blue Dogs: be smooth until you get in office, then you can do what you want. It’s not rocket science. I have a wild twist for you: the next president makes Bishop ag sec…President Gingrich. That sounds fun but Bishop has a longer functional relationship with the Speaker than with the president.

    They say “when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” I said that to say that there is more than one way to skin a cat and the process starts with recon and knowledge of the other side. For example, please tell me that Newt’s people know that he could get 10K votes from Georgia Democrats in the presidential primary in the eleventh hour simply by asking. Newt is a homeboy who has a knowledge of our state…if someone other than Obama is going to be president, it should be Newt. Secondly, Romney and Newt could get the support of Blacks who are petrified by Santorum.

    • Calypso says:

      “Secondly, Romney and Newt could get the support of Blacks who are petrified by Santorum.”

      Believe me, it’s not just your color of folks that are pertrified of Santorum.

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