Representative Ed Lindsey of Buckhead will join the race to replace Phil Gingrey in Georgia’s 11th Congressional district, reports Jon Gillooly of the Marietta Daily Journal:
State Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Buckhead), the state House Majority Whip, visited Marietta on Wednesday to announce he is running for the seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta).
The 700,000-resident 11th District stretches from Cartersville in Bartow County, through Cherokee County, to west Cobb County including Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna, and Vinings, and finishes in Buckhead and the city of Sandy Springs.
The breakdown is about 10 percent Bartow, 40 percent Cherokee, 40 percent west Cobb and 10 percent Fulton. Lindsey joins former congressman Bob Barr as the 11th District candidates who have announced their campaigns to date.
Lindsey is currently the House Majority Whip, leaving Speaker David Ralston with two upcoming leadership vacancies on his team. Caucus Chairman Donna Sheldon announced her bid for Georgia’s 10th Congressional district on Tuesday.
Also expected to enter the contest for Georgia 11 is Tricia Pridemore, who announced her resignation from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development on Tuesday. State Senator Judson Hill was last seen asking his mirror for advice on whether to enter the contest as well.
State Senator Barry Loudermilk has not tipped his hand as of yet to the timing of an announcement, but is largely considered to be an entrant and contender for this race.