A press release from “Gingrey For Senate”:
Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., (R-GA), today announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate in his hometown of Augusta. Gingrey highlighted his lifetime as a physician, his conservative principles, and his desire to serve Georgians during his remarks.
“Once we as doctors are entrusted with the wellbeing of our patients and their children, it is our duty to take action, to be selfless, and fulfill our obligation to the service of others,” Gingrey said. “I did so willingly and it brought me great joy throughout my professional career. However, I always had a desire to do more.”
Gingrey also attacked President Obama’s job-killing policies, trillions in national debt, and government intrusion into everyday citizens’ lives.
“Georgians are telling me they are frustrated with politics as usual. Each day, they are faced with the tremendous responsibility of having families to feed, bills to pay, and children to raise,” said Gingrey. “Yet, most of the folks to whom I listen are concerned for their future. Too many of them know someone who’s out of work, has lost their own job, or fear they might. And, they increasingly believe that the opportunity for a better life for their children is slipping away.”
Gingrey said he is running for U.S. Senate because he knows that if we fight for our conservative principles, the country’s best days are ahead of us.
“We are Georgians, we are Americans, and we are often at our finest when our back is to the proverbial wall,” said Gingrey.
Gingrey will hold a news conference in Atlanta this afternoon.
Congressman Phil Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Phil completed his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and returned to MCG for his residency. During this time, he also completed a rotation at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus. While practicing as an OB/GYN physician for more than 30 years, Phil delivered more than 5,200 babies.
Phil began his public service at the Marietta City School Board. He served two terms in the State Senate before being elected to represent the 11th Congressional District in Congress in 2002. In the House of Representatives, Phil is working on improving health care for patients, securing our borders, and lowering taxes for American families and small businesses.
Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married 43 years. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren.